Princess Elisabeth and the problem of mind-body interaction

Hypatia 14 (3):59-77 (1999)
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Deborah Tollefsen
University of Memphis
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: This paper focuses on Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia's philosophical views as exhibited in her early correspondence with René Descartes. Elisabeth's criticisms of Descartes's interactionism as well as her solution to the problem of mind-body interaction are examined in detail. The aim here is to develop a richer picture of Elisabeth as a philosophical thinker and to dispel the myth that she is simply a Cartesian muse
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.1999.0013
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