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The Resource Descartes's theory of action, by Anne Ashley Davenport

Descartes's theory of action, by Anne Ashley Davenport

Label
Descartes's theory of action
Title
Descartes's theory of action
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Ashley Davenport
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume has a single goal: to argue that Descartes's most fundamental discovery is not the epistemological subject, but rather the underlying free agent without whom no epistemological subject is possible. This fresh interpretation of the Cartesian "cogito" is defended through a close reading of Descartes's masterpiece, the "Meditations". Special attention is paid to the historical roots of Descartes's interest in free agency, particularly his close ties to the French School of spirituality. Three aspects of Descartes's personal evolution are considered: his aesthetic evolution from Baroque concealment to Classicism, his political evolution from feudal nostalgia to modern secularism, and his spiritual evolution from Stoic wisdom to active engagement in the world through the scientific project
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davenport, Anne Ashley
Dewey number
128/.4092
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B1878.A27
LC item number
D38 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Brill's studies in intellectual history,
Series volume
v. 142
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Descartes, René
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Handelen
  • Filosofische antropologie
Label
Descartes's theory of action, by Anne Ashley Davenport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual directors and spiritual action -- Passion and action in Rule XII -- The insights of orthopraxy -- A discourse on resolve -- Tempus ad agendum : the time to act -- Basic action revisited -- I refrain, therefore I am -- Induction and infinity -- Action and individuation -- Beyond obedience and indifference -- Is free agency required for the perception of truth? -- Agency and the order of nature
Control code
290556501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004152052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789047409977
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290556501
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Descartes's theory of action, by Anne Ashley Davenport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spiritual directors and spiritual action -- Passion and action in Rule XII -- The insights of orthopraxy -- A discourse on resolve -- Tempus ad agendum : the time to act -- Basic action revisited -- I refrain, therefore I am -- Induction and infinity -- Action and individuation -- Beyond obedience and indifference -- Is free agency required for the perception of truth? -- Agency and the order of nature
Control code
290556501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004152052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789047409977
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)290556501
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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