Download PDF by Marleen Rozemond: Descartes's Dualism

By Marleen Rozemond

ISBN-10: 0674009681

ISBN-13: 9780674009684

ISBN-10: 0674198409

ISBN-13: 9780674198401

Descartes, an said founding father of smooth philosophy, is pointed out really with mind-body dualism--the view that the brain is an incorporeal entity. yet this view used to be now not completely unique with Descartes, and actually to an important quantity it was once largely approved by means of the Aristotelian scholastics who preceded him, even though they entertained a distinct perception of the character of brain, physique, and the connection among them. In her first ebook, Marleen Rozemond explicates Descartes's objective to supply a metaphysics that may accommodate mechanistic technological know-how and supplant scholasticism.

Her strategy comprises dialogue of relevant variations from and similarities to the scholastics and the way those discriminations affected Descartes's safety of the incorporeity of the brain and the mechanistic notion of physique. Confronting the query of ways, in his view, brain and physique are united, she examines his safety of this union at the foundation of sensation. during her argument, she specializes in the various scholastics to whom Descartes referred in his personal writings: Thomas Aquinas, Francisco Suárez, Eustachius of St. Paul, and the Jesuits of Coimbra. This new systematic account of Descartes's dualism amply demonstrates why he nonetheless merits critical research and appreciate for his remarkable philosophical achievements.

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