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Descartes, Malebranche, and the crisis of perception, Walter Ott

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Descartes, Malebranche, and the crisis of perception
Title
Descartes, Malebranche, and the crisis of perception
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Walter Ott
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Language
eng
Summary
The seventeenth century witnesses the demise of two core doctrines in the theory of perception: naive realism about color, sound, and other sensible qualities and the empirical theory, drawn from Alhacen and Roger Bacon, which underwrote it. This created a problem for seventeenth century philosophers: how is that we use qualities such as color, feel, and sound to locate objects in the world, even though these qualities are not real? Ejecting such sensible qualities from the mind-independent world at once makes for a cleaner ontology, since bodies can now be understood in purely geometrical terms, and spawns a variety of fascinating complications for the philosophy of perception. If sensible qualities are not part of the mind-independent world, just what are they, and what role, if any, do they play in our cognitive economy? We seemingly have to use color to visually experience objects. Do we do so by inferring size, shape, and motion from color? Or is it a purely automatic operation, accomplished by divine decree? This volume traces the debate over perceptual experience in early modern France, covering such figures as Antoine Arnauld, Robert Desgabets, and Pierre-Sylvain Regis alongside their better-known countrymen Rene Descartes and Nicolas Malebranche
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YDX
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Ott, Walter R
Index
index present
LC call number
B828.45
LC item number
.O88 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Descartes, René
  • Malebranche, Nicolas
  • Descartes, René
  • Malebranche, Nicolas
  • Descartes, René
  • Malebranche, Nicolas
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy, French
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy, French
  • Philosophie
  • Wahrnehmung
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Descartes, Malebranche, and the crisis of perception, Walter Ott
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The crisis of perception -- The early Descartes -- The Meditations -- The Dioptrique -- Later Descartes -- The Cartesians -- Malebranche on sensation -- Early Malebranche -- Middle Malebranche -- Later Malebranche -- Appendix: the development of the theory of natural judgment
Control code
965766470
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198791713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965766470
Label
Descartes, Malebranche, and the crisis of perception, Walter Ott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The crisis of perception -- The early Descartes -- The Meditations -- The Dioptrique -- Later Descartes -- The Cartesians -- Malebranche on sensation -- Early Malebranche -- Middle Malebranche -- Later Malebranche -- Appendix: the development of the theory of natural judgment
Control code
965766470
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198791713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965766470

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