Dualism: The Difference Between Mind And Body

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Register to read the introduction…In nature, there are dualistic concepts in certain fields such as philosophy, theology, and science. For example, the good and evil conceptual dualistic nature existing in the universe for many years related to theology. Also human and nature is another example for duality that is still in the battle even though the modern technology touches the sky. Similarly the two things called mind and body are distinguished into two different substances. Both are entirely different from each and functioning paradoxically. The structural and functional characteristic difference between mind and body and support by the Hinduism asserts the existence of mind and body…show more content…
Body is composed of cells, skeletons, muscles and blood vessels, thus, it has its own physical shape that can be touched. Contradictorily, mind is a mental constituent of the nature, which is shapeless and non-touchable. It is capable of thought, imagination, understanding and conscience. In this point some may argue that the function of the brain is similar to the function of mind such as thinking, understanding, differentiating. Great philosopher and mathematician Dene Descartes answered to this. In reality, when there is damage externally or internally of the body, the feel of pain is only for the part that is damaged. Not for the mind, which is considered as the constituent of the body by monists (Descartes 3). From this view the communion concept of the body and mind is ultimately avoidable. Additionally, Descartes insisted that “that there is a vast difference between mind and body, in respect that body, from its nature, is always divisible, and that mind is entirely indivisible” (Descartes 3). This is simply says that body can be distinguish as parts but, mind is attached to the nature. This can lead to a question by the people who do not support this principle that if it is, and then can mind exist without the body? Clearly, the question is about the existence of the mind in the absence of…show more content…
Obviously it is understandable that body is divisible because it is physical matter, which is visible, but mind is not a physical matter. Still Descartes distinguishes that the mind is indivisible. In Meditation VI: of the Existence of Material Things, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and Body of Man, he address that “ … quite the opposite holds in corporeal or extended thins; for I cannot imagine any on of them, which I cannot easily sunder in thought, and which therefore, I do not know to be divisible” (Descartes 3). He clarifies that the thinking process, which is done by the mind is not separated as body parts thus, it is realizable that the mind is

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