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This paper discusses the relationship between mind and body, and investigate the revolutionary approach to this debate by philosopher G.W. Leibniz. The paper describes the philosophical works of Locke and Descartes, which began the long standing debate and explores the main approaches of dualism and monism to the mind/body controversy..
From the Paper:"The discussion over the relationship between mind and body that has been intriguing philosophers for a long time is divided into two broad categories: dualism and monism. According to dualism mind and body are two separate substances. There are several types of dualist views including parallelism, epiphenomenalism, occassionalism and interactionism. John Locke and Descartes are among those who laid the foundation of this idea. Whereas Locke and Descartes believed in Dualism, there were other famous philosophers and thinkers who supported monism. Monism refers to the theory that mind and body are inseparable and thus one is influenced by the other."
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Mind/Body (2003, January 12) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/mind-body-22710/
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