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Descartes' Cogito : Saved from the Great Shipwreck - 03 edition

Descartes` Cogito : Saved from the Great Shipwreck (ISBN10: 0511055560; ISBN13: 9780511055560)
ISBN13: 978-0511055560
ISBN10: 0511055560

Summary: Perhaps the most famous proposition in the history of philosophy is Descartes' cogito 'I think therefore I am'. Husain Sarkar claims in this provocative new interpretation of Descartes that the ancient tradition of reading the cogito as an argument is mistaken. It should, he says, be read as an intuition. Through this new interpretative lens, the author reconsiders key Cartesian topics: the ideal inquirer, the role of clear and distinct ideas, the relation of these to t morehe will, memory, the nature of intuition and deduction, the nature, content and elusiveness of 'I', and the tenability of the doctrine of the creation of eternal truths. Finally, the book demonstrates how Descartes' attempt to prove the existence of God is foiled by a new Cartesian Circle.

  • Anything on Descartes from Cambridge is going to be treated seriously
  • This is a provocative new reading of Descartes' most famous argument less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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