Cartesian philosophy


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Cartesian philosophy:

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, Lat. Renatus Cartesius, 1596–1650, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist, b. La Haye. Descartes' methodology was a major influence in the transition from medieval science and philosophy to the modern era.
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Cartesian philosophy have been highly influential in Westernized projects of knowledge production.
As suggested by the Introduction's title, 'Confronting the Cartesian Legacy', the book is written as a steady denunciation of the misleading metaphysical pictures inherited from the Cartesian philosophy of mind, pictures that Hagberg admits are easily read into the autobiographer's task if it is left unexamined: 'On this model--a model deeply enforced by this unanalyzed or semi-reflective conception of autobiographical revelation--autobiographical truth is thus construed in terms of correspondence, but correspondence turned inward: that autobiographical sentence or proposition is true which corresponds to the inward fact of the case as transparently known only to the writer' (132).
While subjective idealism, transcendental idealism, and absolute idealism can be regarded as a unified series of responses to Cartesian philosophy, the idealist tradition uncovered in the first part of the book is not only prior to Descartes; it is also innocent of the anxieties generated by his philosophy.
Roberto Bordoli's paper examined the Socinian Hans Ludwig Wolzogen's (1599-1648) critique of Cartesian philosophy.
Descartes' Dutch disciple Regius is the champion of the piece because he heroically and publicly argued against the university authorities in Utrecht for the freedom to push the Cartesian philosophy to its logical physicalist conclusions.
He concedes that the debate on the Cartesian philosophy completely eclipsed the Copernican debates, which only served to defend or to attack Cartesianism.
What justifies according hermeneutic priority to the Discourse is the fact that it is "the only writing that treats the whole of Cartesian philosophy and shows the parts of that philosophy in relation to one another" (pp.
Howell concludes in general that the Dutch rebellion against Spanish rule encouraged the reception there of all three contentious movements: Cartesian philosophy and Copernican astronomy as well as Reformed religion itself.
Given its inability to deal with the "irrationality" of teleology, Cartesian philosophy slipped into a mechanistic reductionism typical of modernity.