March 5, 2017

Self, Reason, and Freedom: A New Light on Descartes' by Andrea Christofidou

By Andrea Christofidou

Freedom and its inner relation to cause is prime to Descartes’ philosophy regularly, and to his Meditations on First Philosophy specifically. with no freedom his whole enquiry wouldn't get off the floor, and with no knowing the rôle of freedom in his paintings, lets no longer comprehend what motivates key components of his metaphysics. but, not just is freedom a comparatively neglected point, yet its inner relation to cause has long past omitted through such a lot reviews of his philosophy.



Self, cause, and Freedom: a brand new gentle on Descartes’ Metaphysics, by way of protecting freedom’s inner relation to cause, sheds new mild on Descartes’ metaphysics and restores the usually pushed aside Fourth Meditation to the middle of his metaphysics as he conceived it. Implicit in that relation is a rejection of any authority exterior to cause. Andrea Christofidou exhibits how this lends power and explanatory strength to Descartes’ enquiry, and divulges his notion of the cohesion of the self and of its position within the world.



Self, cause, and Freedom: a brand new gentle on Descartes’ Metaphysics is vital analyzing for college kids and students of Descartes and an individual learning seventeenth-century philosophy.

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