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Materialist Theory For many centuries people have pondered upon the question if there is a relation between what we think and what we do physically Our physical brain gives way to a mind full of thoughts and processes but what interaction do the two have Materialism is a way that people consider the relations between mind and matter to be inseparable We are physical beings and our mental reactions are just by-products of a material process Materialism can be summed up in three theses The identification thesis equates mind with matter States and processes of he mind are nothing more than physical states and processes Materialists consider the mind to encompass the brain and nervous system Once the mind is reduced onto an aspect of out central nervous system mental states are considered neurophysiological The explanation thesis believes that human and animal behavior is best-fully and most deeply-explained by something physicalin the more contemporary sense of neurochemistry and neurophysiology Rational or intelligent action is the upshot of processes or activities physically internal to the brainGraham 129 The exclusionist thesis states that human beings possess no special power which regular physical systems and objects normally lack Our concept of free choice or free will is a mental concept and since no physical system is free there is no free will The human soul can not exist because the soul is something mental and when the body dies the brain fails to survive as well and the concept of soul exists no longer Materialism never states that the mind depends on the body or vice versa they are identical One just is the other Materialists can claim four main virtues for their doctrine Economy or simplicity can be found when one takes anything mental or intelligent and explains it in a material or physical sense The mind and brain are not separate entities they should be referred to as the brain Some animals are
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