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Descartes and the modern mind.

Albert George Adam Balz

Descartes and the modern mind.

by Albert George Adam Balz

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Published by Archon Books in Hamden, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Descartes, René, -- 1596-1650.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 486-489.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1875 B3 1967
    The Physical Object
    Pagination492 p.
    Number of Pages492
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16368942M

      : DESCARTES And The Modern Mind.: New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1st prtg. First Edition NAP Fair/ no dj, Ex-library with usual markings, heavy wear to cloth with frayed spine ends, reinforced corners mended hinges, pages with index, light soil to page edges. Large Heavy Item.   1 Substance Dualism in Descartes Paul Richard Blum. Introduction. René Descartes () was a French philosopher who is often studied as the first great philosopher in the era of “modern philosophy.” He is the most famous proponent of a view called “substance dualism,” which states that the mind and the body are two different Author: Paul Richard Blum.

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    French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes (–) was living in Holland in when he published his first major work, Discourse on Method. In this treatise, he extends mathematical methods to science and philosophy, asserting that all knowledge is the product of clear reasoning based on self-evident premises.   René Descartes has long been credited with the near-single-handed creation of modern philosophy. Generations of students have read, and continue to read, his famous “Meditations” as the Author: Christia Mercer.


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Descartes and the Modern xi the general claim about substances. 5 The Passions are exploring more than the fraught causal relation between the substances of soul and body – indeed, Descartes rehearses objections from a more materialist mindset which points out that the mind is affected by body and material substance (opium, for example).

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The modern problem of the relationship of mind to body stems from the thought of René Descartes, a 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician, who gave dualism its classical formulation. Beginning from his famous Cogito, ergo sum (Latin: “I think, therefore I am”), Descartes developed a theory of mind as an immaterial, nonextended substance that engages .A summary of Discourse on the Method in 's René Descartes (–).

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