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Fable, method, and imagination in Descartes

Author: James Griffith, (Assistant Professor)
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What role do fables play in Cartesian method and psychology? By looking at Descartes's use of fables, James Griffith suggests there is a fabular logic that runs to the heart of Descartes's philosophy. First focusing on The World and the Discourse on Method, this volume shows that by writing in fable form, Descartes allowed his readers to break from Scholastic methods of philosophizing. With this fable-structure or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Griffith, (Assistant Professor)
ISBN: 3319702378 9783319702377
OCLC Number: 1028557377
Description: xii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : References --
2. Fable in The World and the Discourse : Fable and poetry --
Fable and pedagogy --
References --
3. Fable-structure or -logic : Fable and other forms --
Fable and deception --
References --
4. Method : Simplicity and complexity --
Error and inexact science --
Histoire, rule-obedience, and rule-generation --
References --
5. Imagination : Pedagogy and imagination --
Space and fable --
Will, wonder, and imagination --
References --
6. Conclusion --
Index.
Responsibility: James Griffith.

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What role do fables play in Cartesian method and psychology? By looking at Descartes's use of fables, James Griffith suggests there is a fabular logic that runs to the heart of Descartes's philosophy. First focusing on The World and the Discourse on Method, this volume shows that by writing in fable form, Descartes allowed his readers to break from Scholastic methods of philosophizing. With this fable-structure or -logic in mind, the book reexamines the relationship between analysis, synthesis, and inexact sciences; between metaphysics and ethico-political life; and between the imagination, the will, and the passions--back cover.

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