Thursday, May 9, 2013

Descartes' Mind

I am currently working on a paper analyzing certain features of Descartes and Leibniz's philosophy of mind.  I will not go into details of the paper, but I would like to note how exasperating it is to read caricatures of Descartes by 20th century and contemporary philosophers of mind.  Do not approach Descartes through the lens of a philosopher (e.g., Gilbert Ryle, John McDowell, John Searle), look for Descartes scholars instead (ovbious enough, just felt like saying it out loud).

(I still plan on posting soon some thoughts on ideal/nonideal theory.)

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