Editor's note: This paper was read at the fourth annual University of Dayton Philosophy Colloquium, held in 1974.

The intent of the first half of this paper is to set forth two leading distinct theories on the mind-body problem, and to point out some difficulties with the prevailing philosophy of science as this pertains to the behavioral sciences. The outcome of such an exposition will hopefully be a fuller understanding of two sides of a significant current philosophic controversy. In the second half I will draw out some general patterns of commitment prevalent within the philosophic community when philosophers debate an issue like the relationship between the mind and the body.

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