Descartes and Leibniz on the Relationship between Substances

Description: Descartes a. Leibniz on the Relationship between Substances. Compare and contrast the following views about the relations between different substances: (a) Mind-Body Interaction (Descartes) and (b) Pre-Established Harmony (Leibniz). What would Leibniz say against Descartes, theory? Why does he believe that his theory presents a more compelling picture of the relations between distinct substances? Which of these views do you think is most plausible? Or is there another – e.g. Spinoza’s monism – that you prefer? Give reasons for your preference, whatever it is.

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