meditation 6 - that the two work together and cannot be...

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Brian Lubnow 11:15-12:05 Meditation VI Summary In Descartes’ final meditation, the one main issue he still has to address is the mind vs. body issue. His proof that the two are one is that his senses can be trusted because his idea of sense is clear and distinct. He then states that pain and other senses are felt in the brain, despite the fact that other parts of the body are the ones actually being affected. He concludes from this that the “thinking thing” that is his mind must be comingled with his body, meaning essentially
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Unformatted text preview: that the two work together, and cannot be separated. Therefore the two must be related. Descartes also returns to the issue of dreaming at the very end. He claims that you can tell dreams apart from being awake if you ask yourself how you go to a certain place. He says in dreams you do not remember how or why you got to the place you are....
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