What Is the Mind?

What Is the Mind?

What Is the Mind?

What Is the Mind?

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It is well known that the progress made by psychology in the last fifty years is comparable with the remarkable advance made by physics in the seventeenth century and by biology in the century just passed.

People who think about such things are therefore asking why it is, if psychology has made such wonderful progress, that no one has discovered what the soul is. The question is not so impertinent as it seems. Formerly the biologist said that his science has to do with vital phenomena and is not concerned with the nature of life itself. The physicist said that physics is concerned with matter only so far as it is a carrier of energy, not with its essential nature. And the psychologist said that his science was engaged with mental phenomena and not with the nature of mind. These ultimate problems were rather contemptuously relegated to philosophy.

All this has changed now. The physicist is deeply interested in finding out what matter is and seems about to find out. He is even asking what time is, and whether there is any such thing as simultaneity.

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