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CBS: Evening News 1873287 Edward R. Murrow Jan 9th 1948
Murrow: Would we be absolutely nothing if our minds were to perish from our bodies? Would our bodies be useless without our minds? On the other hand, vice-versa, would our minds be useless without a body? Hello America, this is Edward Murrow for CBS Evening News. Tonight's topic: a philosophical profile of the mind vs. body discussions.
For centuries, philosophers have been analyzing metaphysical questions such as human identity, God, memory, free will, and reality. One of the most fundamental within these complex subjects is the interaction of the mind and the physical body. The mind/body idea is the problem of explaining the relationship between mental and mind substances and the bodily or physical human state. We ask and analyze tonight, which of these notions hold an exceeding power over another.
We will question dualism, and certain philosophers who have discussed the mind vs. body issues. All this and much more, when we come back...
Welcome back America:
RenÃÂ© Descartes (1596-1650) was a modern philosopher associated most with the mind vs. body argument. Descartes' most interesting philosophy separates the mind and the physical matter by stating that the two are very different kinds of substances. Joining us tonight, philosophy student, Ali Dowran, attending UCLA is on video conference with us from California. Ali are you with us?
Ali: Yes I am Mr.Murrow. It is such an honor to be speaking to you sir.
Murrow: Thank you, Ali. Ali, as you know, tonight we are discussing the philosophical argument of the mind versus the body. What are your views on Descartes' theory on this matter?
Ali: Well Ed, as you may know,