skip to content
Cogito? : Descartes and thinking the world Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Cogito? : Descartes and thinking the world

Author: Joseph Almog
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Ever since 1637, Descartes' maxim Cogito, Ergo Sum has been spellbinding to generations of philosophers. In his earlier book What Am I?, Joseph Almog focused on the proposition following the Ergo, Sum ("I exist") - what is this I who exists and how does it unite in a given human being, both a mind and a body?" "This sequel volume looks at the proposition preceding the Ergo, Cogito ("I think"). Following Descartes,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: René Descartes; René / 1596-1650 Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Almog
ISBN: 9780195337716 0195337719
OCLC Number: 141187975
Description: ix, 120 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Synopsis : the thinking-man paradox --
Thinking about the sun I : the fundamental case --
Thinking about the sun II : thinking-about versus knowing-which --
Thinking about God (and nature-as-a-whole) --
Descartes' cosmological invariants I : thinking --
Descartes' cosmological invariants II : knowing.
Responsibility: Joseph Almog.
More information:

Abstract:

"Ever since 1637, Descartes' maxim Cogito, Ergo Sum has been spellbinding to generations of philosophers. In his earlier book What Am I?, Joseph Almog focused on the proposition following the Ergo, Sum ("I exist") - what is this I who exists and how does it unite in a given human being, both a mind and a body?" "This sequel volume looks at the proposition preceding the Ergo, Cogito ("I think"). Following Descartes, Almog locates in it what he terms the thinking-man paradox. The very phrase "thinking man" seems to induce, inside Desartes' metaphysics, a contradiction in terms. We have on the one hand an embodied man, part and parcel of material nature, who nonetheless engages in this most immaterial of activities, thinking. Using Descartes' own unificatory, nature-embedded methodology, Almog explains why there is no unbridgeable dualism between thinking and being-in-nature. To the contrary, for Descartes, thinking is essentially nature's own progeny and is an activity of cognizing and understanding that which engendered it." "This book will be of interest to readers in the 17th-century metaphysical systems of Descartes and Spinoza, as well as to readers interested in general metaphysics, the theory of knowledge, and the philosophy of mind."--Jacket.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Cogito? is a first-rate philosophical examination of a constellation of concepts that Almog finds lurking in the work of the seventeenth-century thinker ReneDescartes. Kurt Smith, Notre Dame Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/141187975> # Cogito? : Descartes and thinking the world
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "141187975" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B1875> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Topic/philosophie> ; # Philosophie
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> ; # René Descartes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Topic/filosofie> ; # Filosofie
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1150249> ; # Thought and thinking
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Person/descartes_rene_1596_1650> ; # René Descartes
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/128.3/e22/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Person/almog_joseph> ; # Joseph Almog
    schema:datePublished "2008" ;
    schema:description "Synopsis : the thinking-man paradox -- Thinking about the sun I : the fundamental case -- Thinking about the sun II : thinking-about versus knowing-which -- Thinking about God (and nature-as-a-whole) -- Descartes' cosmological invariants I : thinking -- Descartes' cosmological invariants II : knowing."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/792919001> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Cogito? : Descartes and thinking the world"@en ;
    schema:productID "141187975" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/141187975#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2008> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/141187975#Review/1609339612> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=016404678&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007023072.html> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=016404678&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195337716> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/141187975> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Person/almog_joseph> # Joseph Almog
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Almog" ;
    schema:givenName "Joseph" ;
    schema:name "Joseph Almog" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/792919001#Person/descartes_rene_1596_1650> # René Descartes
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1596" ;
    schema:deathDate "1650" ;
    schema:familyName "Descartes" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:givenName "René /." ;
    schema:name "René Descartes" ;
    schema:name "René / Descartes" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1150249> # Thought and thinking
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Thought and thinking"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> # René Descartes
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1596" ;
    schema:deathDate "1650" ;
    schema:familyName "Descartes" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:name "René Descartes" ;
    schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/118524844> ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195337716>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0195337719" ;
    schema:isbn "9780195337716" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/141187975#Review/1609339612>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/141187975> ; # Cogito? : Descartes and thinking the world
    schema:reviewBody ""Ever since 1637, Descartes' maxim Cogito, Ergo Sum has been spellbinding to generations of philosophers. In his earlier book What Am I?, Joseph Almog focused on the proposition following the Ergo, Sum ("I exist") - what is this I who exists and how does it unite in a given human being, both a mind and a body?" "This sequel volume looks at the proposition preceding the Ergo, Cogito ("I think"). Following Descartes, Almog locates in it what he terms the thinking-man paradox. The very phrase "thinking man" seems to induce, inside Desartes' metaphysics, a contradiction in terms. We have on the one hand an embodied man, part and parcel of material nature, who nonetheless engages in this most immaterial of activities, thinking. Using Descartes' own unificatory, nature-embedded methodology, Almog explains why there is no unbridgeable dualism between thinking and being-in-nature. To the contrary, for Descartes, thinking is essentially nature's own progeny and is an activity of cognizing and understanding that which engendered it." "This book will be of interest to readers in the 17th-century metaphysical systems of Descartes and Spinoza, as well as to readers interested in general metaphysics, the theory of knowledge, and the philosophy of mind."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.