Descartes' Body-Mind Dualism Argumentative Essay by cee-cee

Descartes' Body-Mind Dualism
A look at Rene Descartes' theory of body-mind dualism.
# 108244 | 1,720 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 28, 2008 in Philosophy (General)


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Description:

The paper discusses Rene Descartes' belief about the dualism of mind and body in which Descartes states that the mind and body can exist and function independently from each other.. The writer of the paper first looks at Descartes' four categories of explanations for his body-mind dualism arguments and then explains why he believes that, regardless of the multitude of forces brought in favor of the body - mind dualism, one cannot correctly state that body and mind can function on their own.

Outline:
Abstract
Dualism of Mind and Body
Support of Mind - Body Dualism
Personal Belief
Conclusions

Sample of Sources Used:

  • December 9, 2002, Rene Descartes (1956 - 1650), ReneDescaters.com, http://www.renedescartes.com/, last accessed on October 8, 2007
  • Rene Descartes (1595 - 1650), OregonState.com, http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/descartes.html, last accessed on October 8, 2007
  • Robin Chew, March 1996, Rene Descartes, Philosopher, Lucid Cafe, http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96mar/descartes.html, last accessed on October 8, 2007
  • Daniel Garber, August 29, 2003, Descartes, Rene (1596 - 1650), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.rep.routledge.com/article/DA026SECT8, last accessed on October 8, 2007
  • James Fieser and Bradley Dowden, 1998, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu/, last accessed on October 8, 2007

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