On 9/8/2012 9:12 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
On 08.09.2012 14:37 Stephen P. King said the following:
On 9/8/2012 6:51 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
On 08.09.2012 12:37 Stephen P. King said the following:
On 9/8/2012 3:50 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:

Say I see my image behind the mirror (I have written behind
instead of in the mirror just to better describe my
experience). How could you describe this phenomenon by means of
res cogitans and res extensa?

Evgenii -- http://blog.rudnyi.ru/2012/05/brain-and-world.html

Hi Evgenii,

I would not, and neither Pratt, use the notion of substance as
did Descartes. Pratt explains himself well:


The duality between mind in body is defined in terms of the
relation that is known in mathematics to exist between Boolean
algebras and certain topological spaces. Pratt presents a
step-wise variational calculus to model both body -body and
mind-mind interactions.

How would Pratt describe the phenomenon of the image behind the
mirror in his representation?


Hi Evgenii,

The image in the mirror is a simple transformation of coordinates,
but Pratt is not considering that aspect.

I would say that the image in the mirror is a visual illusion created presumably by the brain. Don't you agree? Then it is exactly a relationship between mental and physical states but not in the form of ideas but rather images.


Hi Evgenii,

Yes I agree. What essential difference is there between ideas and images?




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