The complete mind : a Hungarian debate on the nature of the body-mind union from 1685

Simon József: The complete mind : a Hungarian debate on the nature of the body-mind union from 1685. In: Különbség, (21) 1. pp. 145-170. (2021)

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My contribution considers the problem of the real distinction between mind and body and its resulting consequences regarding the unity of human being against the background of a debate on Cartesianism between Hungarian intellectuals of Early Modernity. In his Syllabus (1685), János Pósáházi censured 32 Cartesian assertions and criticized frequently Descartes’ conceivability argument for the real distinction. His criticism involved Descartes’ terminological innovation of introducing the complete ideas besides clear and distinct ones in the Replies as criteria for the argument from conceivability. Pósaházi’s censure was refuted in the same year in a text titled as Vindiciae written by an author whose identity we are not aware of today. The paper presents the anonymous author’s defense of Cartesianism regarding the problem of body-mind relationship.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Különbség
Date: 2021
Volume: 21
Number: 1
ISSN: 1785-7821
Page Range: pp. 145-170
Language: English
Publisher: Doctoral School of Philosophy, University of Szeged (Hungary) and Fondation Pro Philosophia Szegediensi
Place of Publication: Szeged
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DOI: 10.14232/kulonbseg.2021.21.1.293
Uncontrolled Keywords: Filozófia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 168-170. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2022. May. 19. 10:03
Last Modified: 2022. May. 19. 10:03

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