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Descartes's theory of mind

Author: Desmond M Clarke
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Descartes is commonly read as the paradigm defender of substance dualism, a theory caricatured by Ryle as the 'dogma of the ghost in the machine'. The author shows that a failure to engage with  Read more...

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Clarke, Desmond M.
Descartes's theory of mind.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)60837783
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond M Clarke
ISBN: 9780191532085 0191532088 1423757297 9781423757290
OCLC Number: 64668385
Notes: Originally published, 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Cartesian Explanation ; 2. Sensation: Ideas as Brain Patterns ; 3. Imagination and Memory ; 4. Passions of the Soul ; 5. The Will as a Power of Self-Determination ; 6. Human Language ; 7. Describing Thought: The Subjective View ; 8. Descartes's Use of the Concept of Substance ; 9. Property Dualism ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Desmond Clarke.

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