Anonymous The Cartesian obstacle of thinking and behaviour Is the dimension of consciousness separable from the body dimension? Descartes spoke of dualism and parallelism in the individual. Man is not just a be embarrassed by a body, producing thoughts, it is also a consciousness that has the ability to think and to think his actions. Torn between his impulses and his reason, man, in his actions and thoughts, errs on a combination of antagonistic principles. This is a conflict of the mind-body relationship. when thought is in the soul, and the sensations and perceptions of bodily origin. Our behaviour sometimes translated impulses that we do not control and which seem foreign to our nature, but they exist in us and also from our image.