A rational mind/body dualism

In our common sense account of consciousness we’re dualists. Here’s a simple everyday example:

I think “matter,” then I write the word “matter.” You read “matter,” now you think “matter.”

“Matter” is a thought by which we refer to a category we’ve arrived at for physical things in general. “Matter” is not itself something physical.

By giving my thought physical form (by speaking or writing it) I can transfer that thought to you.  

What this says:

Thoughts differ from physical things. Dualistic thinking is called for.

Thoughts and physical things can interact in both directions.

For how the argument continues, click here.