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Mind/body dualism

February 5, 2008

taken to egregious extremes by CNN.

Unfortunately, the really crazy talk doesn’t start until after the video:

COOPER: It’s interesting. I’m not sure I buy it exactly. But these folks at this company, what do they say, that people vote the way their brain thinks, or they vote the way — what they say they think?

KAYE: In the end, the folks at Lucid, Anderson, say that the brain will actually win out, because people react before they actually feel. And the isolation of the voting booth, they’ll have more time to feel. And they’ll go with what the brain actually wants.

Our very own PTJ might have something to say about this (Download the PDF from the table of contents).

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.