Drawing the boundary between subject and object: Comments on the mind-brain problem

  title={Drawing the boundary between subject and object: Comments on the mind-brain problem},
  author={Robert Rosen},
  journal={Theoretical Medicine},
  • R. Rosen
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Philosophy
  • Theoretical Medicine
Physics says that it cannot deal with the mind-brain problem, because it does not deal in subjectivities, and mind is subjective. However, biologists (among others) still claim to seek a material basis for subjective mental processes, which would thereby render them objective. Something is clearly wrong here. I claim that what is wrong is the adoption of too narrow a view of what constitutes ‘objectivity’, especially in identifying it with what a ‘machine’ can do. I approach the problem in the… 

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