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 Encyclopedia: Cartesian dualism
Cartesian dualism was Descartes's principle of the separation of mind and matter and mind and body.
The central claim of Cartesian dualism is that the immaterial mind and the material body causally interact, a point which is featured prominently in non-European philosophies.
In philosophy of mind, dualism is a set of beliefs which begins with the claim that the mental and the physical have a fundamentally different nature.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cartesian-dualism   (666 words)

  
 Descartes
From this beginning, he believed it possible to use our clear and distinct ideas to demonstrate the existence of god, to establish the reliability of our reason generally despite the possibility of error, to deduce the essence of body, and to prove that material things do exist.
On these grounds, Descartes defended a strict dualism, according to which the mind and body are wholly distinct, even though it seems evident that they interact.
A paper on Cartesian dualism by Zuraya Monroy-Nasr.
www.philosophypages.com /ph/desc.htm   (630 words)

  
 Lederwebpage
He is critical of the Cartesian mind-body dualism and scientism that underlies much of contemporary Western medicine, and proposes a more holistic, yet rigorous, alternative.
He then presents a highly original critique of Cartesian dualism, arguing that it is based upon, but misinterprets, our everyday experience.
His analysis of the close connections among the structures of the lived body and their cultural elaborations is especially rewarding.
www.evergreen.loyola.edu /~dleder/absentbody.html   (560 words)

  
 Charles Ess News
Conference presentation, "Beyond Contemptus Mundi and Cartesian Dualism: Western Resurrection of the BodySubject and (re)New(ed) Coherencies with Eastern Approaches to Life/Death," Académie du Midi / Institut für Philosophie: East-West Conference, Alet-les-Bains, France, May19-26, 2002.
Beyond Contemptus Mundi and Cartesian Dualism: Western Resurrection of the BodySubject and (re)New(ed) Coherencies with Eastern Approaches to Life/Death, in Günter Wohlfart and Hans Georg-Moeller (eds.), Philosophie des Todes: Death Philosophy East and West, 15-36.
"Beyond Contemptus Mundi and Cartesian Dualism: Western Resurrection of the BodySubject and (re)New(ed) Coherencies with Eastern Approaches to Life/Death," in Gunther Wollfahrt and Hans Georg-Moeller (eds.), Death East and West.
www.drury.edu /ess/news.html   (2285 words)

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