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One response to the mind-body problem is dualism. Dewey (1948) discussed the mind-body issue as a closed circuit or a coordination. The mind and body work together and form a whole.Dewey (1948) also discusses the reflex arc, which is not a completely new way of understanding experience, but a way for understanding experience that takes from older ideas and patches them together. Dewey calls the reflex arc a “patchwork of disjoined parts” (356). He proposes that the reflex arc is just a part, instead of a whole, and that it does not give us the whole picture, or the whole circuit.

Heidegger’s ontological approach claims that a person could not experience knowing without understanding (McConnell, Chapman, & Francis, 2009). Husserl did not feel the same way about experience, as to him, one must not understand before knowing (McConnell et al., 2009). People can know if they can see. Husserl saw a difference between ontology and epistemology, while Heidegger did not (McConnell et al., 2009). Husserl does not believe that mind and body can exist together, to him, they are mutually exclusive and Heidegger rejected the thought that the mind and body were not identical (McConnell et al., 2009). McConnell et al. (2009) uses the example of a nurse in terms of always being in the world of nursing rather than being an object within the world to describe Heidegger’s dasein.

Dewey and Heidegger have similar views to the mind-body issue, as they both believe that they are not mutually exclusive. Husserl, on the other hand, while having some overlapping characteristics with the thoughts of Dewey and Heidegger, has different views.

Please respond to above question with 150-250 words with at least 1 reference. Please cite reference in APA 6th edition format and provide www or doi website info if applicable.

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