The Cartesian doctor, François Bayle (1622-1709), on psychosomatic explanation.

  • Patricia Easton
  • Published 2011 in
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological…


There are two standing, incompatible accounts of Descartes' contributions to the study of psychosomatic phenomena that pervade histories of medicine, psychology, and psychiatry. The first views Descartes as the father of "rational psychology" a tradition that defines the soul as a thinking, unextended substance. The second account views Descartes as the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2010.12.004


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