How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health

by James Barnes Aeon edited by O Society June 10, 2019 Toward the end of the Renaissance period, a radical epistemological and metaphysical shift overcame the Western psyche. The advances of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Francis Bacon posed a serious problem for Christian dogma and its dominion over the natural world. Following Bacon’s arguments, the … Continue reading How the dualism of Descartes ruined our mental health