Re: Mind/Body dualism What's the deal?

From: Loree Thomas (
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 12:15:17 MDT

--- Miriam English <> wrote:
> The body is important, yes... but not as important
> as the mind. Without my
> mind I am nothing. I like my body, but the time will
> come when I need to
> say goodbye to it in order to survive... I am OK
> with that... in fact it
> could be an interesting adventure.

It occurs to me that the experiences of quadriplegics
may provide some information...

I'm not sure how much communication between the body
and mind is lost in severe cases of spinal injury, but
it seems as if there is enough so that we can
tentatively conclude that while our bodies may
influence our sense of self, they aren't essential to
our perception of ourselves AS ourselves.


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