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Cogito?Descartes and Thinking the World$
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Joseph Almog

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195337716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337716.001.0001

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Thinking about the Sun I: The Fundamental Case

Thinking about the Sun I: The Fundamental Case

(p.21) TWO Thinking about the Sun I: The Fundamental Case

Joseph Almog

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores one kind of thinking fact — thinking about the sun. It presents three of Descartes' principles of thinking about the sun: (i) the inadequacy of predicative contents; (ii) one object, two modes of being; and (iii) to be conceived it must be caused.

Keywords:   Descartes, thinking, sun, predictive contents, being, reality, question, painting passage

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