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If one still wants to speak of "dualism," it remains possible in relation to the body-soul nexus, which has little connection with the concept of res extensa-res cogitans, unless we presuppose the Cartesian mechanicalism, namely the idea of the body-automaton, which entails a complete rejection if the concept of life: the automaton is in fact an inanimate mechanism.
One of the major postulates of Newtonian physics, whose privileged locus lies in its application to inanimate objects and which is suited to mechanicalism, is that every movement is induced from without, never from within: a force is exerted between bodies (gravity); one body strikes another and sets it in motion.
By this term, on the one hand he approaches the idea of nature since the organization of the living thing is not imposed on it from outside but from inside; and on the other he interprets internal forces as efficient causes, and this fails to escape from mechanicalism.

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