The position of Rene Descartes that there are 2 distinct and incompatable classes of matter. Extended substance that exists through space and thinking substance that has no extension into space.

CARTESIAN DUALISM: "Cartesian dualism is a theory of Descartes that says the mind could exist if the material body didn't."
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