Writing Assignment

In “Sensations and Brain Processes” J.J.C. Smart considers the following objection to the identity thesis: “I can imagine myself turned to stone and yet having images, aches, pains, and so on” (152). In her essay “In Defense of Mind-Body-Dualism,” Brie Gertler transforms this objection into an argument for dualism.

In a double-spaced, 750-word paper, explain:

  • how Smart responds to this objection (Tip: focus on the first paragraph of his reply to objection 7);
  • how Brie Gertler addresses Smart’s objection to conceivability arguments in revising premise 2 of her argument for dualism. (Tip: most of your paper should be spent on this).