<history of philosophy, biography> French philosopher and physicist (1620-1672); author of System of Natural Philosophy (1667). As a follower of Descartes, Rohault argued tha animal behavior can be explained in purely mechanistic terms. But, unlike many of his fellow Cartesians, he held that in human beings, the mind and the body participate in reciprocal relations of genuine causal interaction.
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