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

The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider

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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
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Braider
Title variation
Reason and experience in the age of Descartes
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Subject
Genre
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
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CELBN
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1950-
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Braider, Christopher
Dewey number
840.9/38409032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PQ245
LC item number
.B73 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Descartes, René
  • French literature
  • Experience in literature
  • Reason in literature
  • France
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Experience in literature
  • French literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Reason in literature
  • France
  • Erfarenhet i litteraturen
  • Förnuftet
  • Fransk litteratur
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The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
794619916
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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22573/ctt57djf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794619916
Label
The matter of mind : reason and experience in the age of Descartes, Christopher Braider
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
794619916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt57djf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794619916

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