Descartes' dualist theory

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February 24, 2013

 

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Descartes was the first philosopher to clearly distinguish the mind from the brain. He believed that the brain was the seat of intelligence, whereas the mind was identified with consciousness and self-awareness. Descartes' most famous philosophical work is the Meditations on First Philosophy (1641). He formulated the mind/body problem in the form in which it still exists today, in the Sixth Meditation...
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Descartes was the first philosopher to clearly distinguish the mind from the brain. He believed that the brain was the seat of intelligence, whereas the mind was identified with consciousness and self-awareness. Descartes' most famous philosophical work is the Meditations on First Philosophy (1641). He formulated the mind/body problem in the form in which it still exists today, in the Sixth Meditation...
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