Insight and inference : Descartes's founding principle and modern philosophy

Murray Miles

In this major re-examination of Descartes's founding principle, cogito, ergo sum, Murray Miles presents a portrait of Descartes as the Father of Modern Philosophy that is very different from the standard one.Viewing Descartes in both a historical and a systematic perspective, Miles presents a wealth of original analyses, arguments, and re-interpretations of key texts. The result is a fresh and illuminating account of Descartes's metaphysical project and theory of the mind. Descartes's achievement is a radical reversal of the order of knowing, a subjectivism that places knowledge of the mind ahead of knowledge of material things, yet is free of the metaphysical idealism that some of his successors went on to embrace.A meticulous, scholarly, and exhaustive analysis, this book provides a minutely detailed reading of each word of Descartes's founding principle, exploring in great depth the underlying epistemology and ontology. The book will fully repay a careful reading by any serious student of Descartes's philosophy.

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書名 Insight and inference : Descartes's founding principle and modern philosophy
著作者等 Miles, Murray Lewis
Miles Murray
シリーズ名 Toronto studies in philosophy
出版元 University of Toronto Press
刊行年月 c1999
ページ数 xviii, 564 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0802043151
NCID BA4113387X
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言語 英語
出版国 カナダ