1.How does Amo support the view that both body and mind are essential to persons, and what is one potential problem with his argument?
Anton Wilhelm Amo, an 18th-century Ghanaian philosopher, attacks Descartes’ dualist perspective of the intellect and the body, claiming that both are necessary for people. Amo’s reasoning goes as follows: thinking and feeling are necessary for people; thinking is a mental function, while the feeling is a physical action. Amo’s beliefs were based on the Akan understanding of the mind as a thinking ability rather than a substance. As a result, both the intellect and the body are necessary for people.