Essay about Descartes 's Mind Body Dualism
Descartes describes the connection of the mind to the brain not to the body. That a small part of the brain receives a signal from the nervous system to the part of the brain which he calls the viz and say this where the mind and the brain meet. From here the mind will think of something that is most useful to the survival and wellbeing at the time particular time.
From this you can concur that it is our nature to receive signals to help preserve our corporeal selves. But Descartes describes an instance of phantom pains where the nervous system my travel and trigger our brain to trigger our mind of pain we have in an extended member that is no longer physically there. Descartes says, “It remains to be considered why the goodness of god does not prevent the nature of man from being fallious.” If we define god as omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent then the above scientific example Descartes gave would disprove gods’ existence, for we would have to modify the definition.