Descartes's Imagination: Proportion, Images, and the Activity of Thinking
by Dennis L. Sepper
Publisher: University of California Press 1996
Number of pages: 322
Rene Descartes is commonly portrayed as a strict rationalist, a philosopher who theorized a radical, unresolvable split between mind and body. In this long-overdue examination of the role of imagination in Descartes's thought, Dennis Sepper reveals a Descartes quite different from the usual dualistic portrayals and offers a critical reconception of the genesis and nature of the philosopher's thought. In a vigorous analysis of the less-known early works, Sepper finds that initially Descartes assigned the imagination a central role in the mind's activity.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Plato - Feedbooks
Plato was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. He has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies.
by Wilhelm Ostwald - Henry Holt and Co.
This book is meant to serve as the first aid and guide in the acquisition of comprehensive notions of the external world and the inner life. It is meant to uphold the scientific method, which takes its problems from experience and for experience.
by George Stuart Fullerton - Macmillan and co
The book was made as clear as possible, that no unnecessary difficulties may be placed in the path of those who enter upon the thorny road of philosophical reflection. The subjects treated are deep enough to demand the serious attention of any one.
by Edgar Saltus - Houghton Mifflin Company
This book is a refreshing, unique look at the nature of life, told from a Schopenhauerian perspective. Saltus makes the point that this is far from being the 'best of all possible worlds.' Rather, life is a grievous burden to be borne.