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Chapter 7, Problem 56E
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Read the box What if... “The Mind-Body Problem” in this chapter. What is the mind-body problem? How does explaining free will become difficult under a purely physical description of human beings?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The concept behind the mind-body problem is to be explained and the reason for the fact that it is difficult to explain ‘free will’ under purely physical description of human beings, is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Rene Descartes mind-body dualism states that the human body is comprised of physical part and non-physical part (soul).

Descartes distinguished between the mind and the brain. He related mind with consciousness and brain with intelligence.

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Descartes theory of dualism had one problem, which is the interaction of physical body with the non-physical mind. Later on, Descartes suggested that pineal gland is the center where the non-physical mind interacts with the physical body. With the help of modern techniques, such as MRI, scientists tried to come out with the evidence, but did not succeed...

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