Mind and the Body
The relationship between the mind and the body has been a constant discussion for many theorists for centuries. Some say that the mind cannot think without the body and the body cannot survive without the mind. Other theorists believe that the body and the mind are separate parts and therefore cannot exist together. The concept of the mind acts more as a perception to our inner brain and the body is a physical attribute that every live human being is consisted of. Most of the well known theorists go in depth with their explanations of how the mind and body should act in order to determine the real truth that society hides from us. Descartes, Discourse Four, Platos The Allegory of the Cave, and Gardners, The theory of Multiple Intelligences, are all well known essays that argue and can, in fact, agree upon how the mind and body are either separated or linked to one another by the truths and reality based off of ones intelligence.
Descartes believes in seeking out the truth in the world. He speaks of how dreams differ from reality, and how dreams can stray people away from the real truth. Many see dreams as a way to get closer to their desires. Descartes states that everything which is not within the realm of imagination seems to [us] unintelligible (Descartes 463), meaning that, when people think, they only think for themselves and when they do, all they see are the tangible things, and are used to what their imaginations brings them. Imaginations and the senses bring about different perceptions of how reality really is, and Descartes believes that these perceptions can no longer be trusted. In fact, we need our own understanding to determine the real truths in our society.
Descartes does believe that the mind...