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September 1, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Critique of Reductive Physicalism: Why New Atheism Fails Completely

WARNING SPOILER ALERT/SUMMARY:

Here is a summary of what’s covered:

1) Physicalism can’t explain brain states:
“Brain is physical entity with physical properties. Mental properties are not physical properties.”
Brain is happy or say. I am happy or sad

2) Physicalism can’t give you freedom or free will.

3) Physicalism can’t give you you or me. It can’t give you an identity

4) Most important things in life:
Wife and love for me.
Love is not a property of the brain.
My kid. His kid’s happiness. “Crack open brain to find happiness.”
Looking for some self/identity
Mental properties can’t be described by physicalism…you need another explanation, a better explanation.

5) Body, Brain, & Soul…..physical and non-physical. Soul can account for mental properties.
Interaction between mental and soul. Thats why biological effects can work.
“Body and soul best accounts for our experience & see as human beings.”

Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason

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