Descartes: The Probable and the Certain

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Rodopi, 1986 - 374 pages

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Contents

System of References
1
DOUBT AND CERTAINTY
14
Uncertainty 625
23
Unified Science Thesis
40
THE SENSES
45
RATIONALITY AND MIND
81
Fitting in the cogito
116
IDEAS AND ONTOLOGY
124
A defect of reason?
251
LANGUAGE
263
Action theory vs semantics
267
Magpies and soldiers
272
Chomskys error
277
Descartes classificatory motives
279
Confusing the probable and the material
281
practical and scientific
285

THE SEMANTICS OF INCOMPLETENESS
162
Nominalityinduction and normal nominality
189
Loose ends
195
Universals
204
some indications
211
Inclusive vs abstractive collectors
215
Principal attributes and determinables
217
Enumeration texts
223
What is a Cartesian real distinction
226
Aristotle and Plato on the actual and the possible
231
Descartes antiAristotelianism
236
Waxexperiment
240
Two kinds of abstraction
243
confirming the categories
247
The story so far
290
Linguistic inadequacy in the classical era
296
Principal attributes and determinables again
301
a diagnosis
306
Descartes selfmisunderstanding
309
Kantian parallels
313
KANT
316
some armchair etymology
317
Space as a form of intuition
322
more armchair etymology
326
Kants critique and Descartes protocritique
331
Discursivity and appearance
338
Index
359
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