Does the naturalist (i.e., the person who embraces philosophical naturalism) deny the philosophical doctrine of metaphysical dualism as the conclusion of argumentation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com July 17, 2018, 5:40 am ad1c9bdddf
One of the main traits of naturalism is the acceptance of the scientific explanation of the world as accurate, and the rejection of the supernatural explanation as untenable.
For the naturalist, everything in the natural universe like plants and animals, rivers and forests, mountains and oceans, is a natural object that come into and pass out of being. It is also to purely natural processes, or natural laws, that these objects owe their existence and behaviour. There are no non-natural processes. Everything about a natural object can therefore be solely explained by reference to nature and nature alone. One need not go outside of nature to seek explanations concerning natural ...
This post addresses the issue of naturalism and metaphysical dualism. The post shows why and how naturalism is both free and not free from metaphysical dualism.