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Descartes' cogito : saved from the great shipwreck

Author: Husain Sarkar
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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Perhaps the most famous proposition in the history of philosophy is Descartes' cogito 'I think therefore I am'. Husain Sarkar claims in this provocative new interpretation of Descartes that the ancient tradition of reading the cogito as an argument is mistaken. It should, he says, be read as an intuition.
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Sarkar, Husain.
Descartes' cogito.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002073601
(OCoLC)50149683
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Husain Sarkar
ISBN: 0511061897 9780511061899 9780521821667 0521821665 0511070357 9780511070358 9780511498305 0511498306 1280430907 9781280430909
OCLC Number: 57419434
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The prolegomena to any future epistemology --
The making of an ideal seeker --
The method: the rationalist thread --
The tree of philosophy --
Method, morals, and bootstraps --
2. The problem of epistemology --
Types of problems --
Directive to dismantle --
Two models of doubt --
Doubt and principles --
3. The solution: cogito --
The nature of the first principle --
The thought experiment --
The experiment evaluated --
The Eucharist objection --
Doubt and the cogito --
The general rule and truth --
4. A skeptic against reason --
Why natural reason? --
"Buy all or nothing" --
Attempting to step out of the circle --
No escaping from the circle --
Another failed attempt --
How not to read the meditations: a skeptic's reply --
5. The five ways --
The five ways ... --
... Plus one --
6. Cogito: not an argument --
The preliminaries --
The core of the claim --
The proof --
Skepticism and the theory of deduction --
7. The content of the cogito --
A source of the mistake --
The content of the cogito --
Ryle and the elusive 'I' --
8. Memory, explanation, and will --
The role of memory --
Discovery, explanation, and the new logic --
Will, cogito, and the purposes of God.
Responsibility: Husain Sarkar.

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