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Insight and Inference

Descartes's Founding Principle and Modern Philosophy

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Insight and Inference by Murray Miles
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In this major re-examination of Descartes's founding principle, cogito, ergo sum, Murray Miles presents a portrait of Descartes as the Father of Modern Philosophy that is very different from the standard one. Viewing Descartes in both a historical and a systematic perspective, Miles presents a wealth of original analyses, arguments, and re-interpretations of key texts. The result is a fresh and illuminating account of Descartes's metaphysical project and theory of the mind. Descartes's achievement is a radical reversal of the order of knowing, a subjectivism that places knowledge of the mind ahead of knowledge of material things, yet is free of the metaphysical idealism that some of his successors went on to embrace. A meticulous, scholarly, and exhaustive analysis, this book provides a minutely detailed reading of each word of Descartes's founding principle, exploring in great depth the underlying epistemology and ontology. The book will fully repay a careful reading by any serious student of Descartes's philosophy.

Author Biography

Murray Miles is a professor of philosophy at Brock University.
Release date NZ
December 15th, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
University of Toronto Press
Pages
584
Dimensions
152x229x33
ISBN-13
9781442615021
Product ID
20870094

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