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By Naaman-Zauderer

ISBN-10: 0521763304

ISBN-13: 9780521763301

This ebook bargains a brand new means of coming near near where of the desire in Descartes' mature epistemology and ethics. Departing from the commonly accredited view, Noa Naaman-Zauderer means that Descartes regards the need, instead of the mind, because the most vital mark of human rationality, either highbrow and sensible. via a detailed analyzing of Cartesian texts from the Meditations onward, she brings to gentle a deontological and non-consequentialist measurement of Descartes' later pondering, which credit the right kind use of loose will with a constitutive, evaluative function. She exhibits that the ideal use of unfastened will, to which Descartes assigns compulsory strength, constitutes for him an lead to its personal correct instead of basically a method for reaching the other finish, even if necessary. Her very important learn has major implications for the solidarity of Descartes' considering, and for the difficulty of accountability, inviting students to re-examine Descartes' philosophical legacy.

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