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Published by Hackett Pub. Co. in Indianapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Descartes, René, 1596-1650.,
  • Metaphysics -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Philosophy, Modern -- 17th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard A. Watson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB1875 .W35 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL698894M
ISBN 100872204073, 0872204065
LC Control Number97046637

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Watson's The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics merely stamping their feet and invoking the Deity when called to task for their claim that ideas just by their nature are about things. Indeed, it is not even clear that the distinction between objective and formal . It is this box that Descartes and Cartesianism never found the way out of, as Mr. Watson himself demonstrated in his book, The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics. As he shows there, within a hundred years Cartesian metaphysics had been completely disposed of, with David Hume driving the final nail in the coffin:5/5. 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 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), Watson argues that Descartes's .

Cartesian Metaphysics: The Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy Jorge Secada This is the first book-length study of Decartes' metaphysics to place it in its immediate historical context, the Late Scholastic philosophy of thinkers such as Suárez against which Descartes reacted. Cartesian Metaphysics This is the first book-length study of Descartes’s metaphysics to place it in its immediate historical context, the Late Scholastic philosophy of thinkers such as Suárez against which Descartes reacted. Jorge Secada views Cartesian philosophy as an ‘essentialist’ reply to the ‘existentialism’ of the School. Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, Pp. xii + Cloth, $oo. This book is essentially a reissue of Richard Watson's Doun~faUof Cartesianism (), with minor revisions and some cosmetic changes, such as retitling of : John Cottingham.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Watson, Richard A., Breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities. Richard Watson taught philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis for forty years. He is known for innovative work in Early Modern Philosophy: THE BREAKDOWN OF CARTESIAN METAPHYSICS (Hackett Publishing Company) and REPRESENTATIONAL IDEAS FROM PLATO TO PATRICIA CHURCHLAND (Kluwer Academic Publishers); and in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy of Geology. The breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics. [Richard A Watson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Watson. Find more information about: ISBN: . 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, & ).