What does Chomsky said about "mind body problem"?

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Chomsky is a fairly wordy fellow, so it is difficult to paraphrase his thoughts in 90 words.  Here goes.  Chomsky argues that there really is no such thing as a concept for the "body", that is, we can observe it, measure it, characterize it, but we cannot define the body...

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Chomsky is a fairly wordy fellow, so it is difficult to paraphrase his thoughts in 90 words.  Here goes.  Chomsky argues that there really is no such thing as a concept for the "body", that is, we can observe it, measure it, characterize it, but we cannot define the body as a concept for philosophy.  Therefore it is quite difficult for us to draw a distinction between the body and those things we might call phenomena - independent thought, reason, the soul, etc. - so it is impossible from a logical standpoint, according to Chomsky, to create theories which attempt to explain these phenomena because we have no body concept as a starting point.  We have only popular, social and religious beliefs, none of which are based in logical philosophy.

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