How successful are Descartes' arguments for the real distinction of mind from body?

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June 16, 2016

 

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This is mainly due to the challenge by those who ask how mind and body can interact if they are two different substances altogether. Over Descartes' period of teaching, he has conceived many arguments to support his view of the distinction of mind from body. Again, this was not done without its' skeptics...
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Again, this was not done without its' skeptics. To examine Descartes' arguments thoroughly, it is important to begin with "The Cogito". This is that he is sure he exists. However, he raises the possibility of someone only making him think he exists. "Let him deceive me as much as he can, he will never bring it about that I am nothing so long as I think that I am something...
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