Essay Questions: Philosophy

 – The basic theories of mind that we have studied are substance dualism, mind-brain identity, functionalism, and property dualism. Given the evidence, which do you think is the most plausible? Give reasons for your claim by explaining the view in question and defending it against possible objections.

 – The basic theories in the free will debate that we have studied are hard determinism, traditional compatibilism, hierarchical compatibilism, and libertarianism. Given the evidence, which do you think is the most plausible? Give reasons for your claim by explaining the view in question and defending it against possible objections.