Descartes' notion of the union of mind and body

Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (2):159-170 (1971)
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In order to explain the possibility of causal interaction between the mind and the body, Descartes claims that they are substantially united. It is argued that descartes is unsuccessful in reconciling this union with the radical dualism which is fundamental to his philosophy. Recent claims that the union of mind and body poses no problem for descartes are shown to be untenable

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