Essay Assignment: Write a 5-10 pages essay on one of the following topics.
Pay special attention to lucidity of the argument.
Topic One: Critique of interactionist dualism.
Did Princess Elisabeth make Cartesian dualism unsuitable?
Readings: 1. REQUIRED How Can Souls Move Bodies? Descartes and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia https://missiontotransition.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-can-souls-move-bodies-descartes-and.html
2. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Princess Elisabeths Denial of Cartesian Substance Dualism https://www.academia.edu/8743665/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Bohemias_Criticisms_of_Descartes_Substance_Dualism
Topic Two: Extreme empiricisms: Berkeley and Hume
Who was more of an empiricist Berkeley or Hume, and why?
How was Berkeley an empiricist (start with Berkeleys criticism of Lockes primary qualities)?
How was Hume an empiricist (start with Humes critique of causality)
Compare and contrast using the readings below.