The Mind and Its Wonders

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PHIL 1F90 Section 1: Winter term essay 2015. ric brown

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Question ONE: Critically assess (which means

explain then evaluate, Silenus’
- (the satyr),
- Hench’s,
- and Michael Gorr’s respective positions
-
vis-à-vis determinism, libertarianism, and compatibilism.

at the beginning of the story, Hench agrees with Silenus’ determinist position even though Hench himself was a libertarian.

But at the end of the story?

Which of three positions: determinism, libertarianism, or compatibilism are you most inclined to accept?

Why?

Question TWO: Suppose that the boy whose brain Tommy could receive is named Sam. According to Harry Vladek, Dr. Nicholson, John Perry – and you -- who is most likely to come home from the hospital, Tommy or Sam? Is there any good reason to believe the operation may result in a double death (both Tommy's and Sam's) even though the brain of Sam and the body of Tommy live on? Speculate what, if anything, might be different if instead of Sam’s brain, Samantha’s brain were…...

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