Within property dualism... is the subject of experience the brain itself? Or is the subject of experience another property of the brain (like the contents of experience are)?

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    A property can not be a subject, it has to be a substance. But remember that dualists admit non-physical properties, so "the brain itself" as we usually think of it, i.e. a purely physical abstraction of what is really there, is not the subject either. Just as objects are not material points by which mechanics represents them. The subject is the X of which the brain (and the rest of the nervous system, presumably) is a physical manifestation and the mind (and the rest of the psyche, if that is broader) is a mental one.
    – Conifold
    Apr 21 '20 at 0:46
  • "The subject is the X of which the brain"... Can you elaborate on what you mean here? Apr 21 '20 at 1:00
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    Just as the object is the actual body, not a material point. We just do not know what the metaphysical substrate of brain/mind is, hence X.
    – Conifold
    Apr 21 '20 at 1:01
  • But don't the property dualists say the substrate is "physical" in nature? Apr 21 '20 at 1:08
  • It can not be "physical" in full sense and have non-physical properties. "Physical" merely means that it has a physical aspect, and is not a free floating spirit.
    – Conifold
    Apr 21 '20 at 1:10

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