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The Resource The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider, (electronic resource)

The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider, (electronic resource)

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The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes
Title
The matter of mind
Title remainder
reason and experience in the age of Descartes
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Christopher Braider
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What influence did René Descartes' concept of mind-body dualism have on early modern conceptions of the self? In The Matter of Mind, Christopher Braider challenges the presumed centrality of Descartes' groundbreaking theory to seventeenth-century French culture. He details the broad opposition to rational self-government among Descartes' contemporaries, and attributes conventional links between Descartes and the myth of the 'modern subject' to post-structuralist assessments
  • The Matter of Mind presents studies drawn from a range of disciplines and examines the paintings of Nicolas Poussin, the drama of Pierre Corneille, and the theology of Blaise Pascal. Braider argues that if early modern thought converged on a single model, then it was the experimental picture based on everyday experience proposed by Descartes' sceptical adversary, Michel de Montaigne. Forceful and provocative, The Matter of Mind will encourage lively debate on the norms and discourses of seventeenth-century philosophy."--Publishers description
  • "What influence did René Descartes' concept of mind-body dualism have on early modern conceptions of the self? In The Matter of Mind, Christopher Braider challenges the presumed centrality of Descartes' groundbreaking theory to seventeenth-century French culture. He details the broad opposition to rational self-government among Descartes' contemporaries, and attributes conventional links between Descartes and the myth of the 'modern subject' to post-structuralist assessments. The Matter of Mind presents studies drawn from a range of disciplines and examines the paintings of Nicolas Poussin, the drama of Pierre Corneille, and the theology of Blaise Pascal. Braider argues that if early modern thought converged on a single model, then it was the experimental picture based on everyday experience proposed by Descartes' sceptical adversary, Michel de Montaigne. Forceful and provocative, The Matter of Mind will encourage lively debate on the norms and discourses of seventeenth-century philosophy."--pub. desc
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NLC
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1950-
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Braider, Christopher
Dewey number
840.9/38409032
LC call number
PQ245
LC item number
.B68 2012
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  • Descartes, René
  • French literature
  • Experience in literature
  • Reason in literature
  • France
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
  • Experience in literature
  • French literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Reason in literature
  • France
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What influence did René Descartes' concept of mind-body dualism have on early modern conceptions of the self? In The Matter of Mind, Christopher Braider challenges the presumed centrality of Descartes' groundbreaking theory to seventeenth-century French culture. He details the broad opposition to rational self-government among Descartes' contemporaries, and attributes conventional links between Descartes and the myth of the modern subject to post-structuralist assessments.The Matter of Mind presents studies drawn from a range of disciplines and examines the paintings of Nicolas Poussin, the drama of Pierre Corneille, and the theology of Blaise Pascal. Braider argues that if early modern thought converged on a single model, then it was the experimental picture based on everyday experience proposed by Descartes' sceptical adversary, Michel de Montaigne. Forceful and provocative, The Matter of Mind will encourage lively debate on the norms and discourses of seventeenth-century philosophy
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The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Contents
Introduction. Experience and the matter of mind : dualism, classicism, and the myth of the modern subject in seventeenth-century France -- Front matter : placing Descartes's Meditations -- A state of mind : embodying the sovereign in Poussin's The judgment of Solomon -- The witch from Colchis : Corneille's Médée, Chimène's Le Cid, and the invention of classical genius -- Seeing is believing : image and Imaginaire in Molière's Sganarelle -- The ghost in the machine : reason, faith, and experience in Pascalian apologetics -- Des mots sans fin : meaning and the end(s) of history in Boileau's Satire XII, 'Sur l'equivoque'
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000738328
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442643482
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013557649
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000738328
Label
The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Contents
Introduction. Experience and the matter of mind : dualism, classicism, and the myth of the modern subject in seventeenth-century France -- Front matter : placing Descartes's Meditations -- A state of mind : embodying the sovereign in Poussin's The judgment of Solomon -- The witch from Colchis : Corneille's Médée, Chimène's Le Cid, and the invention of classical genius -- Seeing is believing : image and Imaginaire in Molière's Sganarelle -- The ghost in the machine : reason, faith, and experience in Pascalian apologetics -- Des mots sans fin : meaning and the end(s) of history in Boileau's Satire XII, 'Sur l'equivoque'
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000738328
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442643482
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013557649
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000738328

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