Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on The Issue of Mind and Soul as Discussed by Plato and Descartes. It needs to be at least 1250 words. In the last century, the philosophy of mind was a central theme of philosophy in many areas of the world. There were very many unanswered questions that concerned the connection between mind and brain. The other issues involve consciousness and how people perceived the world. In modern days, many people equate mental phenomena with the mind’s activities by describing them in scientific ways. There is an assumption that cognition happens in computers and man and animal brains and can be examined uniformly well in all three forms (Heil 12).
. . . . . . . . . . . Today’s scholars and students of philosophy have an opportunity to dissect and discuss many written works of different thinkers in man’s history. Although scientific and technological discoveries have revolutionized man, there are still essential principles of knowledge and thinking anchored in the recorded works of great philosophers such as Plato and Descartes (Hackforth 24). The earliest thoughts on the issue of mind and body emanate from the philosophy of a great thinker of his time, Plato. Plato, just as Descartes, believed that the mind was the same as the soul. Unlike Descartes, Plato believed that the soul pre-existed and survived the body. it went through a process of transmigration. In the works done by Plato (Apology) and Descartes (Meditations), the two philosophers point out that human beings comprise a mind or soul that is in some way linked to the body. Even though the two scholars argue that the mind or soul can survive separately from the body, Plato’s “soul-body argument” and Descartes’ “mind-body argument” appears to be dissimilar.
Many people believe that an individual’s defining feature is that a person has the mind, consciousness, or soul (Heil 112). Many people know consciousness (feelings, thoughts, and sensations), although it is very hard to explain what consciousness entails. Plato argued that what people are in the soul and that the soul will live even after the demise. death is viewed as the soul’s discharge. Plato asserts that the soul and body are separate things. the body dies, but the soul remains active (Heil 113).
Rene Descartes, who is viewed as the father of modern philosophy, discussed the issue with his widely studied idealistic view. Descartes employed his famed “method of doubt” to demonstrate that he did not doubt the mind (Descartes 25). .