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mind-body problem

[mahynd-bod-ee] /ˈmaɪndˈbɒd i/
noun, Philosophy
the problem of explaining the relation of the mind to the body.
Origin of mind-body problem
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The question of the nature of consciousness is at the heart of the ancient mind-body problem.
  • Cracking the neural code could help solve the mind-body problem, ending millennia of pointless metaphysical chitchat.
British Dictionary definitions for mind-body problem

mind-body problem

the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them See dualism (sense 2), interactionism, parallelism (sense 3), monism (sense 1), idealism (sense 3), materialism (sense 2), identity theory, behaviourism (sense 2)
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