In another post, Paul pointed out an alleged bias on UNFSPB toward physicalism and against (presumably) dualism or other presuppositional positions here. This struck me as particularly relevant given my current research into Libet for an essay I am writing when I ran across a reference to a journal article by C.C. Wood entitled, “Pardon, your dualism is showing.” Not coincidentally, in an unrelated portion of the article that cited Wood, the author was condemning Libet for attempting to find elbow room within his study in which Free Will might reside, and perhaps implicitly affirming a dualist position. And just the other day I had a vigorous discussion with a Presuppositional Apologetic on charges similar to Paul’s, viz. that I unfairly presumed a physicalist world view that negated God in its very structure.
All of these elements lead me to wonder if dualism has become a dirty word among philosophers, theologians, or the educated in general. I am inclined to say it has, though I am interested to see whether (1) others believe this to be the case, and (2) if so, is this due to a progressive and positive development toward the elimination of antiquated worldviews, or is it merely a dogmatic assertion of a currently prevailing paradigm that unfairly presupposes its own truth?