Descartes' Notion of the Union of Mind and Body

@article{Radner1971DescartesNO,
  title={Descartes' Notion of the Union of Mind and Body},
  author={D. Radner},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  year={1971},
  volume={9},
  pages={159 - 170}
}
  • D. Radner
  • Published 1971
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
MANY PHILOSOPHERS HAVE HELD the view that man is a being composed of mind and body. This view involves two claims. One is that the mind is something distinct from the body. The other is that the mind and the body form a unity which is the man. Some philosophers have emphasized the former claim, while others have emphasized the latter. Aristotle and Aquinas insisted upon the unity of man, because otherwise phenomena such as sensation and voluntary movement, which involve the operation of both… Expand
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