AuthorSorell, Tom
TitleDescartes reinvented / Tom Sorell
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
Descript xxii, 180 p. ; 24 cm


Radical doubt, the rational self, and inner space -- A doubt that overreaches itself? -- Unreconstructed Cartesianism : the target of the doubt -- The species-less self and God -- The solipsistic self as the residue of the doubt : three claims of incoherence -- Innocent Cartesianism in the theory of self-reference -- Self-implicatingness and first person authority -- Knowledge, the self and internalism -- The autonomy of knowing and the "prejudices of childhood" -- Externalism and reflectiveness -- "Meta-epistemology" versus "normative epistemology" -- Internalism and the ethics of belief -- Internalism and externalism -- The belief in foundations -- Unreconstructed Cartesianism and the justification of the new science -- Ideal method and actual practice -- Kinds of success-of-science argument -- Descartes's foundations and innocent Cartesian foundations -- Another innocent cartesianism about foundations? -- Conscious experience and the mind -- Descartes's soul and unreconstructed Cartesianism about the mind -- Toward innocent Cartesianism -- Naturalism and "existential naturalism" -- Reactions to irreducibility claims -- Reason, emotion and action -- Damasio's error -- Cartesian practical reason -- Innocent cartesianism about practical reason -- Anthropology, misogyny, and anthropocentrism -- Cartesian misogyny? -- Cartesian speciesism -- Lesser parts of worthwhile wholes and rationalist intervention -- Rationalism again

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