The Mind-Body Dualism of HBO’s ‘Westworld’

“But what then am I? A thing which thinks.” — Rene Descartes

Virtually every story about androids relies on the idea of mind-body dualism to some extent, but few have illustrated it so clearly as HBO’s Westworld.

Now in its third season, the series portrays a group of androids called Hosts who are programmed to entertain guests at a realistic theme park called…