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Cartesian Générosité and Its Antecedents

Michael Moriarty

in The Measure of Greatness: Philosophers on Magnanimity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198840688
eISBN:
9780191882654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840688.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter contains an exposition of Descartes’s ethics, the keystone of which is the concept of générosité. This incorporates both a cognitive state (the knowledge that nothing belongs to us but ... More


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