If the doctrine's interpretation destroys all natural causality, good Cartesians should reject it (and deviant ones, such as Malebranche and Cordemoy, should have done so).
The buyer expecting new ground to be broken, as in Tad Schmaltz's Radical Cartesians, will be disappointed.
I readily admit that both the Cartesian picture I will oppose and the alternative view offered in this article are caricatures.
The Cartesian conception (which I discuss in more detail below) places a strong emphasis on the first-person aspect of experience: minds are seen as uniquely accessible, intimately personal things, best conceived as the product of internal thought processes occurring within individuals.
Another question that can be asked is why the 3D Cartesian
coordinate system uses 90[degrees] between any two of the six half-axes in the positive or negative direction?
Even among the Cartesians
who maintain that thought is always representational, however, this is not what is distinctive of it.
The authors' casual acceptance of species extinction is also disturbing and reflects a narrow conception of morality that I predict will soon be as outmoded, but perhaps as invidious, as the Cartesian
legacy so thoroughly explored earlier.
Next, in '"Toute hyperbole tend la, de nous amener a la verite par l'exces de la verite, c'est-a-dire par la mensonge": les parcours hyperboliques qui amenent a la verite de Balzac a Descartes', Giulia Belgioioso traces the Cartesian
notion of hyperbolic doubt to French man of letters Guez de Balzac, who had transformed the traditional rhetorical hyperbole into a methodological tool for seeking truth by means of an excess of lies.
TO BE SURE, THIS CARTESIAN
PICTURE is highly problematic.
In the second and third chapters Nyden-Bullock discusses the Radical Cartesian
pamphlets of Lambertus van Velthuysen and the De la Court brothers, and the political views of some of Spinoza's associates in the Amsterdam Circle.
The primary modern form of foundationalism is Cartesian
. The cogito is known absolutely and the character of the external world deduced from the thinking self's ideas.
Etienne Gilson once wrote of Descartes, "An excuse exists for being a Descartes, but there is no excuse for being a Cartesian
." Redpath would say the same thing of Kant.