Descartes, Mind-Body Union, and Holenmerism

Philosophical Topics 31 (1-2):343-367 (2003)
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In this paper I analyze Descartes's puzzling claim that the mind is whole in the whole body and whole in its parts, what Henry More called "holenmerism". I explain its historical background, in particular in scholasticism. I argue that like his predecessors, Descartes uses the idea for two purposes, for mind-body interaction and for the union of body and mind

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Marleen Rozemond
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