Dual Aspect Monism in Spinoza, James and Russell

The previous post introduced the philosophical idea of dual aspect monism. This idea is enticing as it resolves the centuries-long problems of dualism where mind and matter are two entirely different substances. The problem of how they may interact continues to confound. But what if mind and matter are not two, but one and the same thing in two different versions? Or emanate from a more fundamental reality that is neither mind nor matter? Here we explore the ancient roots of this idea focusing on ideas of 17th century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, then pioneering…

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