Basic Orientation
Book1: R-E Living & "Homo Rationalis"
Book2: Humanianity
Book3: Mind-Body Problem
Preface
Introduction
Causation and Explanation
Physical and Mental Worlds
Modeling
Subjective Experience
Subjective Model
Objective Model: Linguistics
Objective Model: Agreement
Objective Model: Rationality
Objective Model: Measurement
(More)
Book4: (Future Possible Development)
Child Rearing Issues
Philosophico-Religious Issues
Psycho-Socio-Cultural Issues
The Twelve Articles
Relevant Autobiography
 
"HOMO RATIONALIS" AND HUMANIANITY
 
HELPING TO PROMOTE OUR THIRD EXPONENTIAL CHANGE
 

FOR EVERYONE

THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM (AND FREE WILL VS DETERMINISM)

THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEM



By William V. Van Fleet, MD

10/26/2012


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER

PAGE


PREFACE

3

INTRODUCTION

5

CAUSATION AND EXPLANATION

7

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WORLDS

11


MODELING

13

SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE

17

THE SUBJECTIVE MODEL

22

THE OBJECTIVE MODEL: LINGUISTIC MODELING

27


OBJECTIVE MODEL: AGREEMENT

33

OBJECTIVE MODEL: RATIONALITY

39

OBJECTIVE MODEL: MEASUREMENT

42

MODELING MATERIAL

45


SUBJECTIVE MODEL, OBJECTIVE MODEL, AND REALITY

52

THE CONCEPT OF SUB-MODELS

59

THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL SUB-MODELS

62

THE MENTAL MODEL

71


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL OBJECTIVE MODEL LANGUAGES

80

PHYSICO-MENTAL MODEL

83

THE CONCEPT OF THE "MIND"

91

FREE WILL

97


GENERAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE TRIPARTITE MODEL

104

IMPLICATIONS: SPIRITUALITY

107

IMPLICATIONS: GOOD AND BAD SPIRITUALITY

112

IMPLICATIONS: GOD

115


IMPLICATIONS: RELIGION

118

IMPLICATIONS: SUPERVISION AND PUNISHMENT

120

IMPLICATIONS: ABORTION AND ANIMAL CARE

123

CONCLUDING REMARKS

127

Note to reader:



Much attention has been devoted to using terms in this book in highly consistent ways. I request that the reader read this book in the order written, to prevent the misunderstandings that so frequently arise by virtue of the use of the same words with different meanings. Doing so will assure that the value of this book will be preserved.


William V. Van Fleet, M.D.