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Descartes 3: his dualism – his one sane theory

In his ‘Ontological Dualism’, Descartes proposed that some things such as the brain are material, and others such as the human mind and God are spiritual. So what’s wrong with that? Isn’t it just obvious, unproblematical and commonsensical, almost by definition of the words used?  But it was the one fraction of his thought that later philosophers weren’t impressed by.  I cudgel my brain to understand why.  For me, if I…

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