Descartes believes that there exists both ‘mind’ and ‘matter’ (or ‘body’ – same thing). Smart believes that there is only ‘matter’, or the material/physical world, and everything else, including thoughts, sensations and other apparently ‘mental’ processes are really just physical processes at bottom. Which view do you find more plausible? Explain why.
Please write a minimum 200 word response to the prompt;
(Excerpted from, Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Meditations 1 & 2, 1641, open-source text at: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/descartes (Links to an external site.) Edited by Jonathan Bennett, annotated by Sally Parker-Ryan for HCC.)
, The Philosophical Review, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Apr., 1959), pp. 141-156 Published by: Duke University Press on behalf of Philosophical Review, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2182164 . First 5 pages only are required.