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When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought$
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Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001

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The Cartesian Aftermath

The Cartesian Aftermath

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(p.189) 8 The Cartesian Aftermath
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When Souls Had Wings
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Terryl L. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0009

Descartes was seen by some as thinly veiling Platonic preexistence in his innate ideas. Locke critiques, and Leibniz rewrites preexistence. Kant makes preexistence central to his defense of human freedom (or free will).

Keywords:   Descartes, freedom, free will, Immanuel Kant, John Locke

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