immaterial substance

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00--At its core, this book attempts to work out a theory of how the mind or soul, understood as an immaterial substance distinct from the body, can cause bodily actions.
The materialist, who like the Cartesian identifies matter with the mathematical abstraction but rejects immaterial substance, is like someone who denies that glasses of orange juice exist and defines an "orange" as a pile of dried-out pulp and husk alone.
The soul is an immaterial substance and hence it knows, grasps, assimilates even, that which is similarly immaterial.
Moreover, dualists have been unable to solve cogently how an immaterial substance can interact with a physical body.
11) Leibniz was opposed to both the idea of the reality of space and the idea of God as an extended immaterial substance.
Hume takes both material and immaterial substance to be inconceivable and Locke seems to remain agnostic about the issue.
For, if the soul exists, it is an immaterial substance.
1) It is also "an immaterial substance independent of any material substratum" (jawhar qa'im bi dhatihi) (2) and it therefore is something 'spiritual' (ruhani), free from any material basis.
The formulations from which he seeks to liberate these intuitions depict God as a single immaterial substance or subject whose timeless knowledge and causation of temporal events precedes time.
Apparently he is not a Cartesian since he denies that mental states are states of an immaterial substance (although he is not far from Descartes in another respect - no more than a few centimetres, when it comes to identifying the location of mind - body interaction in the speech centre rather than the pineal gland).
27) The same principle, he says, holds true for immaterial substance.
6-10) with immaterial substance, the unmoved movers.