Philosophy Essay 代写:心灵分离矩阵
Philosophy Essay 代写:心灵分离矩阵
In my point of view, I think he is still the same person. It is because I believe that the mind is separated with the body and the body is controlled by the mind. An example, let say there is a computer, if you do not turn on the computer and use it, it will not function itself, and when you use it, you are the "mind" of the computer because you are the person who controlled the computer. As Descartes' dualist view of human nature says, humans are born with immaterial minds and material bodies. This is because we can think of the self without a body, so the mind is not the body. However, we cannot think of the self without thinking. Thinking is not a material or physical act, so the self must be immaterial mind with a material body. Although Stelios's Teletransport Express machine works by scanning your brain and body cell by cell, destroying them, beaming the infromation to Mars and reconstructing you at Mars, the mind is still belong to you. You are still the same person when it reorganizes the cells at Mars. Since Stelios has taken the teletransporter trip dozens of times and he does not feel dead, means he does aware what he is doing when his cells are being transport by the beam to Mars, it is because his mind is still awake. That is why the person feels and thinks just like before.
I personally stand on the soul as the enduring self. As I have just mentioned, I believe that the mind and the body are separated, simultaneously, I believe what Rene Descartes characterized, which is each living human body is a soul. The soul is not made out of physical stuff like the body; however the soul is "immaterial" or spiritual. As long as the soul is remains in my body, I remain the same person. I have read a book that about a group of scientists and biologists tries to prove the existence of soul. Most of the experiments were taking place at hospital. They try to measure the weight of a person who has just passes away and they realize the weight of the person who has just passes away after a second will become lighter approximate 2 grams. After they repeated this measurement on more than hundred people, they said it is because the soul has left the body and the 2 grams is the weight of the soul, but after that they think the lessen of the 2 grams is depend on the volume of air of the last exhalation of the person. Another experiment is to measure on the person who has stop breathing and heart beating, but successful rescued by doctor. The setup of the experiment is that they hang a box right on the sickbed and put something into the box. The patient who is lying on the bed can only sees the box and cannot see what is inside the box. After the patients who have success rescues by doctor, some of them can tell what is inside the box. Therefore, they assumed the soul is half way leaving the body and it "float" or "rise" from the body, so it can sees what is inside the box and able to tell what is in the box that they cannot see when lying on the sickbed. But still, not all of them were able to tell what is inside the box even though they experienced the same situation. Therefore, still cannot conclude the existence of soul. Although there are some problems with Descartes's view, I still believe the existence of soul. To prove that the existence of soul is hard, but I think to prove that there is no soul is even harder.