Descartes

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Philosophy

 

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Benjamin K

 

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May 23, 2016

 

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University

 

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He gives the example of an amputated limp; if a foot or an arm were taken off the body, the mind would continue to will, sense, and understand. Descartes regards the body as a mass that is extended in space. He goes on to explain that any extended or corporeal thing can be divisible into parts as like the body...
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He goes on to explain that any extended or corporeal thing can be divisible into parts as like the body. The mind however can not be divided into parts; it is one complete and cohesive unit according to Descartes' understanding. This conclusion certifies "that the mind [is] wholly diverse from the body" (Descartes 101) Descartes further explains how the brain is the intermediate connection between the body and the mind...
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