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Relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
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Relating to the philosophy, methods or coordinates of (Des)cartes, who proposed the notion of a mind-body dualism (‘ghost in the machine’) which has haunted medical thought ever since, but which is now beginning to be rejected by many of those with enough interest to consider the matter. (Rene Descartes, 1596–1650, French mathematician and philosopher)
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René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction
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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.
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.