Phil 100

Handout 8

A New Interpretation of Cartesian Dualism


Cartesian Dualism (CD):

(a) Each person is composed of two main parts: a mind and a body.

(b) Only minds can have mental properties.

(c) Only physical objects can have physical properties.

(d) Mind and body are able to exist independently -- and generally do so after death.

(e) Mind and body enter into two-way causal interaction.