Historical epistemology of the body-mind interaction in psychiatry

  title={Historical epistemology of the body-mind interaction in psychiatry},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os},
  booktitle={Dialogues in clinical neuroscience},
This paper deals with the history of the relationship between the mind-body dualism and the epistemology of madness. Earlier versions of such dualism posed little problem in regard to the manner of their communication. The Cartesian view that mind and body did, in fact, name different substances introduced a problem of incommunicability that is yet to be resolved. Earlier views that madness may be related to changes in the brain began gaining empirical support during the 17th century. Writers… CONTINUE READING