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Cartesian children

Jonathan Cole and Henrietta Spalding

in The Invisible Smile: Living without facial expression

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566397
eISBN:
9780191693564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566397.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, an adult with Möbius, Celia, looks back to her childhood and how she viewed herself as a child. Her body constantly let her down, whether because of her eyesight, feeding problems, ... More


The Cartesian Hardy: I Think, Therefore I'm Doomed

George Levine

in Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475363
eISBN:
9780226475387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475387.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter reviews Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure. Hardy was one of those who, as they engaged with the narrative of scientific epistemology, opened themselves to the inhuman coldness of material ... More


Cartesian Romance: Universal Origins and Le Monde

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

By the seventeenth century, the terms “world” and “cosmos” would become almost interchangeable: chapter four explores this further expansion in scale in René Descartes’s Le monde (The World) whose ... More


Cartesian Substances

Robert Pasnau

in Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567911
eISBN:
9780191725449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter locates Descartes's theory of substance in the context of its scholastic background. It argues that the wax passage from the Meditations should be read as an argument for an enduring ... More


Causes, Existence, and Ideas

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There are two main formulations of a key causal principle in the Cartesian a priori philosophical system: one, present in Meditation III, says that the cause of the representational content ... 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


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


Corollary Thematics II: Solitude and Community—Intersubjectivity

Ronald Bruzina

in Edmund Husserl and Eugen Fink: Beginnings and Ends in Phenomenology, 1928-1938

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092097
eISBN:
9780300130157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092097.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses a remarkable renewal and consummate achievement for phenomenology that began to unfold in February 1929. In that month Husserl had given his “Introduction to Phenomenological ... 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


Descartes: An Analytic and Historical Introduction

Georges Dicker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195380323
eISBN:
9780190267452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195380323.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A solid grasp of the main themes and arguments of the seventeenth-century philosopher René Descartes is essential for understanding modern thought, and a necessary entrée to the work of the ... More


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