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This paper will concern itself with some main philosophical arguments and dilemmas and how they correlate with modern psychological personality theories This survey will include dilemmas about the mind and body the concept of the self and inner and outer reality Also it will discuss six personality theorists and their scientific and philosophical developments Psychology science and philosophy are interconnected and rooted within each other In the book Metapsychology the author Sam Rakover states that Scientific knowledge grows and changes with time and all three of the subsystems of science-the philosophical the theoretical and the experimental-are constantly developing Rakover 7 These developments are systematic processes Psychology must engage in pursuit of explanation and causality As well as how the mind interacts with the body Gathering information drawing conclusions and finding valid theories as well as understanding biological and social problems constitute psychologys philosophical background The concept of the self is a large factor in the study of personality as well as philosophy The self generally speaking includes subjective experience and conscious awareness In the book Philosophy of Mind the author speaks about self-consciousness the possession of the concept of the self and the ability to use this concept in thinking about oneself Guttenplan 213 This unique quality of human beings allows for the question of thoughts beliefs desires emotions intentions memories along with the responsibility of these qualities makes us truly unique The problem with this way of thinking is that it leads to us thinking we are more than our bodies That a person is something more that just the physical body Another problem with our supposed uniqueness is that we seem to have a will drive and intention Samuel Guttenplan continues by saying persons are self-motivated beings with a considerable degree of autonomy over and above a material body Guttenplan 214 This led Renee Descartes to postulate that the only thing he couldnt doubt was his thinking
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