American Philosophical Quarterly 19 (1):73 - 81 (1982)

Descartes develops a science of matter, But not of mind. To develop a cartesian science of mind the author compares the idea of matter as empty space with the idea of mind as empty of content. Then he asks: what moves the mind? God introduces motion into matter to cause bodies which in turn act on the mind to cause or activate ideas. The motion of bodies is determined, But the mind is said to be free. He thus argues that descartes does not develop a science of mind because its unification with the science of matter would imply that the mind is not free
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