In “Soul Talk,” Stephen Asma says, “No self-respecting professor of philosophy wants to discuss the soul in class.” And yet using the Wittgenstein-inspired notion of “category mistakes,” he explains there are ways in which soul talk is meaningful and can’t be replaced.
Can you hijack your brain?
The fallacy of the hijacked brain. Is addiction a choice or a disease? Neither, says Peg O’Connor. The question is a “category mistake” that rests on a false dilemma.