There are two major views what it comes to the human minds and body relationships and ideas similar. The first we discussed in class, Dualism. The idea is commonly expressed with Descartes. He held the belief that there were two parts to a person, the physical body and the immaterial mind. These connected through the brain somehow, in a complicated immaterial wind sort of put the wanting of the mind into the body. The other major view is Materialism. This view hold that there is nothing besides what is directly in this world. There is no mind besides the brain in this view. This is what that I lean towards.
We talked in class about what is natural. There are several different definition of the word natural. With the belief in Materialism, the word natural means of this world. This is as opposed to the word supernatural or not of this world. So it is easily a given that the cheshires and wind-ups would be natural. The opposing view, that I cannot embrace but I can’t articulate why yet to be honest, is this; natural means things are happen completely by chance and wouldn’t occur within a thing in a vacuum. The examples being any form of manipulation is unnatural. So that if a person gets old and their heart stops they died of natural causes. If a person were to get hit by a car and die that would unnatural because if they were in a vacuum they would never die of that.
This goes to especially Gibbons view on things. Which is the opposite of Kanya and other Buddhists. Kanya holds this view that no matter what she does it will come back to her in her next life. So even if you does bad the “universe” will not allow her to get away with it. This comes out in many of her reflections. So she regrets these actions but they are somehow, not justified but something like it, in which she knows that kamma will come back to her. I felt that was why she hates Gibbons so much. There is the conversation between them when she needs to know about the new mutagen. “‘Why did you help AgriGen for so lone?’ The doctor’s eyes narrow. ‘The same reason you run like a dog for your masters. They paid me in the coin I wanted most.'” (268) He is almost suggesting that if she went against her beliefs there is never another chance.
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Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Windup Girl. San Francisco: Night Shade, 2009. Print.