Rene Descartes: The Concept of Dualism Essay
The premise that the body is divisible is …show more content…
Another argument that could be made would be that our minds and our bodies are different because our bodies have no free will. An example an opponent might give is a person driving a car. Their legs and feet control the acceleration while their arms and hands control the steering and shifting. Their eyes look forward at the road and even their ears listen for possible signs of danger such as a siren or a horn. All these functions an opponent might say could not happen without the free will of the mind telling the body what to do.
A person not paying attention such as an inattentive driver could be argued as a separation of the mind and body, but the mind is just a functioning part of the body. It is possible for a person's heart, kidney, or other organ not to function properly. When a person's organs are not working to full capacity it is the same as the mind not working to full capacity, thus, making the driver inattentive.
The last argument an opponent might give is that science tells us about the things in our physical universe. Although science has not got to the point to where we know everything about our physical world, if it ever did get to that