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By Daniel Garber

ISBN-10: 0511018134

ISBN-13: 9780511018138

ISBN-10: 0511605994

ISBN-13: 9780511605994

'This quantity collects the various seminal essays on Descartes by way of Daniel Garber, one of many preeminent students of early-modern philosophy. A relevant subject unifying the quantity is the interconnection among Descartes' philosophical and medical pursuits, and the level to which those aspects of the Cartesian software light up one another, a query hardly ever taken care of within the present literature.' 'Among the explicit issues mentioned within the essays are Descartes' celebrated procedure, his call for for walk in the park within the sciences, his account of the relation of brain and physique, and his belief of God's task at the actual world.' 'This assortment should be a compulsory buy for any critical scholar of or specialist operating in seventeenth-century philosophy, background of technology, or historical past of ideas.'--Jacket. & nbsp;Read more...

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After a while things change; the language and customs become familiar, and one is inclined to think that the differences are only superficial, that the once-alien community is just like home. The final stage comes when the similarities and differences come into focus, when one recognizes what one’s subjects share with us, while at the same time appreciating the genuine differences there are between them and us. The case is similar for the history of philosophy. We cannot ignore the ways in which past thinkers are involved in projects similar to ours, and the ways in which we can learn from what they have written, how it can contribute to our search for philosophical enlightenment.

After a while things change; the language and customs become familiar, and one is inclined to think that the differences are only superficial, that the once-alien community is just like home. The final stage comes when the similarities and differences come into focus, when one recognizes what one’s subjects share with us, while at the same time appreciating the genuine differences there are between them and us. The case is similar for the history of philosophy. We cannot ignore the ways in which past thinkers are involved in projects similar to ours, and the ways in which we can learn from what they have written, how it can contribute to our search for philosophical enlightenment.

AT X 359) But, Descartes thinks, such “solid and true judgments,” such “certain and indubitable cognition” (AT X 362) as he calls it in the following rule, can come to us in only two ways, through intuition, or through deduction, “for in no other way is knowledge [scientia] acquired” (AT X 366). And so, what we should seek is an intuition, “the undoubted conception of a pure and attentive mind” (AT X 368), or a deduction, a chain of such intuitions, grounded in intuition, arrived at through “a certain movement of our mind [ingenium],” inferring one thing from another (AT X 407).

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