The Resource Descartes on innate ideas, Deborah A. Boyle

Descartes on innate ideas, Deborah A. Boyle

Label
Descartes on innate ideas
Title
Descartes on innate ideas
Statement of responsibility
Deborah A. Boyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers the first sustained treatment of Descartes' conception of innateness. The concept of innateness is central to Descartes' epistemology; the Meditations display a new, non-Aristotelian method of acquiring knowledge by attending properly to our innate ideas. Yet understanding Descartes' conception of innate ideas is not an easy task and some commentators have concluded that Descartes held several distinct and unrelated conceptions of innateness. In "Descartes on Innate Ideas", however, Deborah Boyle argues that Descartes' remarks on innate ideas in fact form a unified ac
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
121/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B1878.K6
LC item number
B69 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in philosophy
Label
Descartes on innate ideas, Deborah A. Boyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-173) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Multiple Meanings of 'Innate Idea' -- 1.1 Ambiguities in Descartes' Idea of 'Idea' -- 1.2 The Dispositional Interpretation of Cartesian Innate Ideas -- 1.3 A Unified Account of Cartesian Innate Ideas -- 1.4 The Recollection Account -- 1.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 2: Innate Ideas as Objects and Acts -- 2.1 The Role of the Meditator's Nature -- 2.2 Distinguishing the Innate from the Adventitious and the Factitious -- 2.3 The Clarity and Distinctness of Innate Ideas -- 2.4 Conclusion -- Chapter 3: The Role of Reflection in Perceiving Innate Ideas -- 3.1 The Reflective Account -- 3.2 Attention, Reflection, and the Interference of the Body -- 3.3 Applying the Reflective Account: Some Examples -- 3.4 Another Example: The Innate Idea of God -- 3.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 4: The Natural Light Reconsidered -- 4.1 The Natural Light, Common Notions, and Innateness -- 4.2 A Reply to an Objection -- 4.3 John Morris on the Natural Light -- 4.4 The Natural Light and the Role of the Will -- 4.5 The Metaphor of Light -- 4.6 Conclusion -- Chapter 5: The Natural Light and Its Truths -- 5.1 Perception by the Natural Light -- 5.2 Some Examples of Perception by the Natural Light -- 5.3 Conclusion -- Chapter 6: Innate Ideas, Corporeal Substance, and Mathematics -- 6.1 The Innate Idea of Extension -- 6.2 Discovering the Innate Idea of Extension -- 6.3 Perceiving Ideas of Shapes -- 6.4 Perceiving Geometrical Propositions -- 6.5 Perceiving Other Mathematical Propositions -- 6.6 Descartes' Laws of Motion -- 6.7 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Control code
ocn646813817
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441160980
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35820822
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)646813817
  • pebcs1441102876

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