Single Idea 3475

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 3. Property Dualism]

Full Idea

What is property dualism but the view that there are irreducible mental properties?


Just as being red and square are separate properties

Gist of Idea

Property dualism denies reductionism


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Ch. 5.III)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.118

A Reaction

Being red and being square are separate, but they are both entailed by the material basis, and hence are reducible. Properties may not link directly, but they must link indirectly.