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Cogito?: Descartes and Thinking the World

Joseph Almog

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195337716
eISBN:
9780199868704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337716.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Decartes' maxim Cogito, Ergo Sum (from his Meditations) is perhaps the most famous philosophical expression ever coined. The author of this book, Joseph Almog, is a Descartes scholar whose last book ... More


Pharoah's Tale

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

Pharoah Sanders was a Grammy Award winner American jazz saxophonist. He was tagged as the “best tenor player in the world” by the great Ornette Coleman. He was famous for his harmonic and multiphonic ... More


Synopsis: The Thinking-Man Paradox

Joseph Almog

in Cogito?: Descartes and Thinking the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195337716
eISBN:
9780199868704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337716.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with a discussion of Descartes' proposition, Cogito or in English, I think, and his “thinking-man paradox”. It explains the focus of the book, which is the predicate (verb) of the ... More


Thinking about God (and Nature-as-a-Whole)

Joseph Almog

in Cogito?: Descartes and Thinking the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195337716
eISBN:
9780199868704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337716.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Descartes' view of another single thinking fact: thinking of God. Central to Descartes' account in Meditation III of thinking of God is an attempt to prove from (i) this ... More


Privileged Access and the Mark of the Mental

Katalin Farkas

in The Subject's Point of View

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230327
eISBN:
9780191710629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Our conception of the mind is essentially shaped by the Cartesian theory, and this book suggests this should be embraced, rather than overthrown. The chapter argues that we can abstract a method for ... More


The Cogito: Privileged Truth or Exemplary Truth?

Michelle Beyssade

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes how Descartes, after having gained the certainty of his existence as a thinking thing, derived from this first knowledge the general rule that allows him to become certain of ... More


Introduction

Emily R. Grosholz

in Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Descartes was not only a philosopher, but a mathematician and physicist as well. Over the centuries and with currently renewed intensity, his ... More


The Meditations Re-examined

Emily R. Grosholz

in Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter re-examines the argument of the Meditations, attempting to do justice to its coherence within its historical situation and revealing ... More


Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Kyoo Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Focusing on the first four images of the Other mobilized in René Descartes’ Meditations—namely, the blind, the mad, the dreamy, and the bad—Reading Descartes Otherwise casts light on what have ... More


The Defence of Natural Philosophy 1640–1644

Stephen Gaukroger

in Descartes: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237242
eISBN:
9780191597480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237243.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Discusses the Meditationes, its reception, and Descartes's response. In this work, Descartes avoided theological questions (except for the doctrine of transubstantiation). Describes the structure of ... More


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