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Re: Define mental illness?

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 19, 1999, 13:26
Nik Taylor wrote:

> > it's a ridiculous thing to attach personal importance to > > as it has nothing to do with one's actual person, but rather with one's > > physiology.
This argument proves too much. Unless you are a dualist, everything in the personality has a physiological correlate, though not necessarily the same correlate from person to person. When Einstein devised the theory of relativity, that was a physiological event: should he have attached no personal importance to it? -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)