In a chapter entitled, “Organism, Language and Grace,” McCabe begins by contrasting the philosophical struggle between Descartes and Aristotle. States McCabe:

I see this chapter as a skirmish in the war between Aristotle and Descartes. I see this war as a liberation struggle to free us from the shackles of Cartesian dualism, the mind/body dualism that permeates our culture and our society. (And this is not just a metaphor: I see this skirmish as a tiny contribution to the liberation of our world from bourgeois presuppositions that have quite definite oppressive economic and political correlatives. A restatement of Aristotle is always a subversion of certain noble politicians.)

~ Herbert McCabe The Good Life, 58-59.