Alexander Pruss recently presented this “fun argument for dualism” at his blog:
- (Premise) Our embodiment is universally seen as funny.
- (Premise, justified inductively by 1) Our embodiment is objectively funny.
- (Premise) The essence of the funny is incongruity.
- (Premise) If materialism is true, there is no incongruity in our embodiment.
- (Premise) If materialism is false, then dualism is true.
- There is incongruity in our embodiment. (2 and 3)
- Materialism is false. (4 and 6)
- Dualism is true. (5 and 7)
My reply: Don’t ever do that again, or anything like it.
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One thought on “Yes Dr Pruss it’s funny, just not in the right way.”
Amen to that!
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