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Cartesian Truth

Thomas C. Vinci

Abstract

Written in the tradition of analytic reconstruction, Cartesian Truth provides a systematic reinterpretation of central themes in Descartes's epistemology, metaphysics and ontology, theory of perception, both philosophical and empirical, logic, and doctrine of method. For example, it shows how the intuitive and syllogistic aspects of the cogito relate to one another and that Descartes's case for substance dualism depends on the intuitive cogito. It further argues that Descartes employs a single pattern of reasoning based on the ”rule of truth” in all of his major existential proofs, including t ... More

Keywords: Cartesian, cause, cogito, Descartes, dualism, epistemology, foundationalism, history of philosophy, imagination, ontology, perception, philosophy, skepticism, theory of ideas, Thomas Vinci

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195113297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195113292.001.0001

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Thomas C. Vinci, author
Dalhousie University
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