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Transcendental Matter

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter two possible transcendental readings of Descartes's view on matter are examined. Here, the sense in which matter was taken by Descartes to be the condition underlying the ... More


Empirical Reality and Intelligible Matter

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter another new interpretation of Descartes is examined, a view which argues that Descartes took there to be only one body, known as res extensa, to exist independent of mind. This is ... More


Empirical Realism and the Great Outdoors: A Critique of Meillassoux

G. Anthony Bruno

in Continental Realism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421140
eISBN:
9781474438674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421140.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Meillassoux argues that Kant’s ‘correlationist’ proscription of independent access to either thought or being prevents an account of the meaning of ‘ancestral statements’ regarding reality prior to ... More


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