A Companion to Descartes

A Companion to Descartes

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A collection of more than 30 specially commissioned essays, this volume surveys the work of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist commonly regarded as the founder of modern philosophy, while integrating unique essays detailing the context and impact of his work. Covers the full range of historical and philosophical perspectives on the work of Descartes Discusses his seminal contributions to our understanding of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate ideas, substance, causality, God, and the nature of animals Explores the philosophical significance of his contributions to mathematics and science Concludes with a section on the impact of Descartes's work on subsequent philosopherslater, immediately before presenting the argument, Descartes puts the point this way: a€œ[A]lthough I do not think I should ... (2:55; AT 7:80) Once again, therefore, the essence of matter is purely intellectual, but we need explicitly to consider its effects on our senses in order to know that ... directly appeals to the veracity of God: [S]ince God is not a deceiver, it is quite clear that he does not transmit [ sensory]anbsp;...

Title:A Companion to Descartes
Author:Janet Broughton, John Carriero
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-12-20


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