PHILOSOPHY OF MIND AND BODY
Hello everyone, this month at the Thinkers Club we are going to try and digest The Philosophy of Mind and Body. In the ancient Cabalist text “The Zohar” the mind and body are two parts of a triangle the third part being spirit. Their construction of this triangle is symbolic of their belief that all three in partnership make up the entire human being. Philosophers over the years have tackled these three parts but usually only one of the three and just touching lightly of the roll of the other two and sometimes completely dismissing the roll of one or more of the equation. Sometimes the dismissal is based on personal bias or the belief that although there maybe influences a true partnership doesn’t exist.
In today’s world of psychotherapy the therapist dwells on the balance of mind, body, spirit.
Is there a mind body problem, Is there and argument for dualism, is spirituality actually a part that can explain or solve the mind body problem, and so if there is a problem what are the solutions. Well that’s what we do at the Thinkers Club Figure it all out.
There isn’t a read for this meet up but reading is what we are going to have to do to gather data. It has been suggested by the member that chose this topic, that George Herbert Mead is a great source and the Wikipedia article is a good place to start. Plug in the topic to your favorite search engine and lets find as many diverse sources as we can and see if we can really have a great discussion and of course what you as an individual believe.
See you March 5, 7:00 Twinsburg Library