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Materialism is 'The metaphysical doctrine that matter with its motions and qualities is the ultimate reality of all things'; (Miller 156). This basically means that the nature of the world is entirely dependent on matter. Idealism is 'The metaphysical theory that all things are constituted by mind and its ideas'; (Miller 132). This basically means that the nature of the world is entirely dependent on the mind and its ideas.
A materialist would believe that the mind is only part of the matter that our nature is made up of, and not things we believe in such as God and our emotions such as love. That is not the case with Idealism, Idealist believe in what the mind creates as ideas therefore, they believe in such things as love and religions.
As for a solution to the mind-body problem, being the question, 'If the mind and body are essentially different substances, then how can there be any causal connection between them'; (Miller 119)? I believe that the mi...
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