Descrates' Substance Dualism
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...Dualism Studying the problem of existence, Descartes tried to create a basic, fundamental concept that would characterize the essence of being. For this purpose the philosopher created the concept of substance. The substance is all that exists, and does not require the existence of anything but itself. Such characteristic (lack of necessity for the existence of anything other than itself) belongs only to one substance – God, who is eternal, uncreated, indestructible, omnipotent, the source and cause of everything. In general, Descartes’ dualism has two manifestations. The first manifestation is the dualism of body and soul in man. Two substances—mental and material... that everything develops...