Write an essay (1,000-1,250 words) that addresses the mind-body problem. Be sure to include the following in your paper:
An introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement (50-100 words).
A paragraph that defines and describes the basic issues/questions concerning the mind-body problem (100-150 words).
Describe the following four philosophical solutions to the mind-body problem (type, identity theory, functionalist physicalism, property dualism, and substance dualism) as discussed in the course materials (250-300 words).
Choose what you believe to be the best one of these five philosophical solutions to the mind-body problem, based on readings in this topic. In detail, present and explain your position and provide support for your view (500-550 words).
Finally, provide a brief concluding paragraph that summarizes your essay (100-150 words).
Use and properly cite information from the course materials (for example: class lectures, topic overview, textbook, topic videos, additional supplemental academic sources) and two to three additional academic sources (for example: GCU Library databases for journal articles, philosophy dictionaries and encyclopedias) to inform your response.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
This assignment measures General Education Competencies.
MC1: Effective Communication
MC2: Critical Thinking
MC3: Christian Worldview