IntroductionOne thing you learn pretty quickly in philosophy is that committing to a particular principle often commits you to unexpected positions. Since becoming vegetarian I’m starting to realize this a lot in terms of the principles that ground my vegetarianism. Here’s the issue: It seems that the principles that ground vegetarianism or veganism commit us […]Read More Can Ethical Vegetarians and Vegans Own Carnivorous Pets?
Introduction and Context:In the previous post we got a quick introduction to substance dualism (aka Cartesian dualism), the idea that the mind/soul and the body are not one and the same and are therefore fundamentally distinct substances. That is, your brain is not your mind and your mind is not your brain. We looked at […]Read More How Can Souls Move Bodies? Descartes and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia