Descartes on mind-body interaction and the conservation of motion

Philosophical Review 102 (2):155-182 (1993)
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The traditional (Leibnizian) reading of Descartes on mind-body interaction is given a more rigorous reformulation, explaining how Descartes could assert that the mind while not affecting the quantity of motion in the world could change its direction. It is shown, contrary to the trend in recent literature, that this reading has a reliable textual base, and it is argued that it attributes to Descartes a philosophical position of more substance and interest. The kind of interpretation favored depends on the status that the reader attributes to the assertion of the causal closer of the material world
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