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am I right in thinking these arguments match these counter arguments?

counter arguments for substance dualism: the problem of other minds - argument from analogy, existence of other minds best hypothesis.

counter arguments to zombie argument (property dualism): issues facing interactionist dualism - conceptual and empirical interaction problem.

counter arguments to knowledge (Mary) argument: issues facing epiphenomenalist dualism - challenge posed by introspective self knowledge, the phenomenology of our mental life, and posed by natural selection?

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am I right in thinking these arguments match these counter arguments?

counter arguments for substance dualism: the problem of other minds - argument from analogy, existence of other minds best hypothesis.

counter arguments to zombie argument (property dualism): issues facing interactionist dualism - conceptual and empirical interaction problem.

counter arguments to knowledge (Mary) argument: issues facing epiphenomenalist dualism - challenge posed by introspective self knowledge, the phenomenology of our mental life, and posed by natural selection?

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The problem of other minds is an argument against dualism of all types. Mill/Ayer's argument from analogy or the best hypothesis arguments can be used to defend dualism from the problem of other minds.

The interaction problem (conceptual and empirical) is not a counter to the zombies argument, it is a counter to substance and property dualism. It is not a counter to epiphenomenalist dualism which gets around it by claiming the mind and body do not interact.

The counters you need to learn for the zombies argument are the ones like 'a zombie world is not conceivable', 'what is conceivable is not necessarily what is possible' and 'what is metaphysically possible tells us nothing about reality'

The counter arguments you wrote for the knowledge/mary argument are actually the counters for epiphenomenalism.

The counter arguments you need to learn against the knowledge/mary argument are the ones to do with acquaintance and ability knowledge, and the old fact/new knowledge response.
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The problem of other minds is an argument against dualism of all types. Mill/Ayer's argument from analogy or the best hypothesis arguments can be used to defend dualism from the problem of other minds.

The interaction problem (conceptual and empirical) is not a counter to the zombies argument, it is a counter to substance and property dualism. It is not a counter to epiphenomenalist dualism which gets around it by claiming the mind and body do not interact.

The counters you need to learn for the zombies argument are the ones like 'a zombie world is not conceivable', 'what is conceivable is not necessarily what is possible' and 'what is metaphysically possible tells us nothing about reality'

The counter arguments you wrote for the knowledge/mary argument are actually the counters for epiphenomenalism.

The counter arguments you need to learn against the knowledge/mary argument are the ones to do with acquaintance and ability knowledge, and the old fact/new knowledge response.
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