CARTESIAN THEATER

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n. a metaphor conceptualized by U.S.cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett (1942- ). It challenged the rationale behind Cartesian dualism, pointing out what would remain of Descartes' original model were it to be removed - that is, all but a tiny theater tended to by a homunculus.

CARTESIAN THEATER: "The concept of Cartesian theater derides dualism."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CARTESIAN THEATER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cartesian-theater/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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