Descartes and the Secularization of Modern Philosophy

Dr. Charles Taliaferro, PhD

This paper discusses two matters that are of enduring theological importance, especially today: (a) the cogito and (b) mind-body interaction.

The former poses a problem for naturalism and the second gives us reason to reject the naturalist case against theism on the grounds that it involves non-physical causal power(s).

The paper concludes with a note for Christian philosophers: We should be wary of Christian physicalists who charge that ‘dualism’ involves a radical bifurcation of person and body.

The full-text of the paper is available for FREE by clicking hereThe paper is part of an ongoing EPS web project focused on a Philosophy of Theological Anthropology.