Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Res cogitans: res cogitans (thinking substance) is an expression by R. Descartes (R. Descartes, Meditationes II, 15). The res cogitans is compared by him with the extended substance (res extensa). In this way he establishes a dualism between the mental and the material. According to Descartes, the thinking substance does not require any expansion. See also dualism, substance dualism, monism, mind body problem, identity theory.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
 
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Holz, H. H. Res cogitans   Holz, H. H.


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-24