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breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics

Watson, Richard A.

breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics

by Watson, Richard A.

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Published by Humanities Press International in Atlantic Highlands, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650.,
  • Metaphysics -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Philosophy, Modern -- 17th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard A. Watson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1875 .W35 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 240 p. ;
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2714438M
    ISBN 100391033700
    LC Control Number86007382

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    Watson, R. A. The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics. Humanities Press, xii + pp. $?This book is a reprint of Watson's earlier The Downfall ofCartesianism (), with some minor changes and expansions, plus a reprint of several later articles. Some of the same material has been incorporated in the introductions that Wat. Cartesianism (Martinus Nijhoff, ) and its sequel, The Breakdown of Metaphysics (H umani- ties Press, ), have become required reading for students of early modern philosophyAuthor: Patricia Easton.

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Far more radical in its conclusions than his study The Downfall of Cartesianism (a slightly revised version of which forms the main body of the current work), Watson argues that Descartes's ontology is incoherent and.

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JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 28"2 APRIL o Richard A. Watson. The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, Author: John Cottingham. Hume thus completes the breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics. Countless others have tried to rescue Reason from this impasse, but without success, which is why we find ourselves, almost three hundred years after the breakdown, still discussing Descartes as if he mattered.

All the Age of Reason has ever had to go on is the pretended authority of 5/5. The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics Book Summary: Combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system.

Far more radical in its conclusions than his study The Downfall of Cartesianism (a slightly revised version of which forms the main body of the current work).

Richard A. Watson's recent work, The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics. Watson's The Downfall of Cartesianism, published inis incorporated into the present work as a substantial part of it, virtually unchanged.

Indeed, what is new in this 'new' book, interesting though it may be, does not, in my opinion, justify a change of title with the. Richard Allan Watson (23 February – 18 September ) was an American philosopher, speleologist and author. Watson taught philosophy at Washington University in St.

Louis for forty years. He was considered one of the foremost living authorities on Descartes. He was an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy for Washington University in St. Louis. Watson earned a Era: Contemporary philosophy. Straddling the boundaries of politics and history, Farid el Khazens arresting book shows how Lebanon was led toward its fate by its neighbors, yet ultimately undid itself.

The PLO's presence was of central importance to the breakdown of the state, while the porousness of the democratic system could not contain the problems and violence. The Introduction summarizes his importance: "the modern world", Watson writes, "is Cartesian to the core". This is followed by a Prologue which is a rambling and largely irrelevant account of the author's and his wife's stay in Friesland (where Descartes had lived for a while); and such autobiographical diversions are to be found several times Cited by: 9.

Breakdown of the Cartesian Ego, by Michael Heim 3 () gives a full lecture by Professor Mathias about “l’écriture assistée par ordinateur” (aka “WP”) in which he discusses the text of my book Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing (Yale University Press, & ).File Size: KB.

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Spinoza's 'Ethics' Steven Nadler and Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. – Garrett, Aaron. Meaning in Spinoza's Method. Cambridge The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics.

Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press. Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) is an international journal that publishes articles, notes, discussions, and reviews about the history of Western philosophy, broadly takes its mandate from a motion passed by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in December approving "the establishment of a journal devoted to the history.

Summary: Cartesian skepticism is the problem of explaining how knowledge of (or justified belief about) the external world is possible given the challenge that we cannot know (or justifiably believe) the denials of skeptical hypotheses.

The problem has its source in Rene Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, and in particular, the First Meditation. Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen BradfordAuthor: Richard A.

Watson. Jacques Rohault (French: ; –) was a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, and a follower of Cartesianism. Life. Rohault was born in Amiens, the son of a wealthy wine merchant, and educated in grown up with the conventional scholastic philosophy of his day, he adopted and popularised the new Cartesian Wednesday lectures in.

Life and Writings. Although Robert Desgabets (–) is perhaps the most original of the Cartesian thinkers, even lauded by his most famous student, Pierre-Sylvain Régis, as “one of the greatest metaphysicians of our century” (Regis,p. ), only one book and two small works were published during his lifetime.

[] His correspondence indicates that he was interested in. The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics (Hackett Publishing) by Richard A. Watson () Representational Ideas: From Plato to Patricia Churchland (Synthese Library) by R.

Watson () The Downfall of Cartesianism, A Study of Epistemological Issues in Late 17th Century Cartesianism (International Archives of the. The title of Marc A. Hight's book might suggest that it is appropriate for someone seeking an introductory overview of the key notion of idea.

as it appears in early (i.e., pre-Kantian) modern philosophy. The book does indeed cover the theories of ideas of a wide range of modern philosophers, devoting individual chapters to Descartes, Malebranche and Arnauld, Locke. Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy.

It presents, in Spinoza's famous 'geometric method', his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and : Steven Nadler.Descartes: metaphysics and the philosophy of mind John Cottingham THE CARTESIAN PROJECT Descartes is rightly regarded as one of the inaugurators of the modern age, and there is no doubt that his thought profoundly altered the course of Western philosophy.

In no area has this influence been more pervasive than in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.