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Basic Orientation
Book1: R-E Living & "Homo Rationalis"
Book2: Mind-Body Problem
Editing Explanation
Preface
Introduction
Causation and Explanation
Physical and Mental Worlds
Modeling
Subjective Experience
Subjective Model
Objective Model: Linguistics
Objective Model: Agreement
Objective Model: Rationality
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Book3: Humanianity
Book4: (Future Possible Development)
Philosophico-Religious Issues
Psycho-Socio-Cultural Issues
The Twelve Articles
Relevant Autobiography
 

"HOMO RATIONALIS" AND HUMANIANITY

 
HELPING TO PROMOTE OUR THIRD EXPONENTIAL CHANGE
 

THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM AND FREE WILL VS. DETERMINISM

FOR EVERYONE (The Most Import Philosophical Problem)






BY


WILLIAM V. VAN FLEET, M.D.


10/26/2012


(With edits as of 09/17/2020)



TABLE OF CONTENTS

EDITING EXPLANATION Page 3
PREFACE Page 5
INTRODUCTION Page 7
CAUSATION AND EXPLANATION Page 9
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WORLDS Page 11
MODELING Page 15
SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE Page 19
THE SUBJECTIVE MODEL Page 24
THE OBJECTIVE MODEL: LINGUISTIC MODELING Page 30
OBJECTIVE MODEL: AGREEMENT Page 35
OBJECTIVE MODEL: RATIONALITY Page 42
OBJECTIVE MODEL: MEASUREMENT Page 45
MODELING MATERIAL Page 49
SUBJECTIVE MODEL, OBJECTIVE MODEL, AND REALITY Page 55
THE CONCEPT OF SUB-MODELS Page 62
THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL SUB-MODELS Page 65
THE MENTAL MODEL Page 74
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL OBJECTIVE MODEL LANGUAGES Page 83
PHYSICO-MENTAL MODEL Page 86
THE CONCEPT OF THE "MIND" Page 94
FREE WILL Page 100
GENERAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE TRIPARTITE MODEL Page 107
IMPLICATIONS: SPIRITUALITY Page 111
IMPLICATIONS: GOOD AND BAD SPIRITUALITY Page 116
IMPLICATIONS: GOD Page 119
IMPLICATIONS: RELIGION Page 122
IMPLICATIONS: SUPERVISION AND PUNISHMENT Page 124
IMPLICATIONS: ABORTION AND ANIMAL CARE Page 128
CONCLUDING REMARKS Page 132

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.