Hardcover. 8vo. University of California Press. 1996. 322 pgs. DJ in excellent shape, unclipped and with no tears present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-116; 1.25 x 9.5 x 6.5 Inches; 322 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Renè Descartes is commonly portrayed as a strict rationalist, a philosopher who theorized a radical, unresolvable split between mind and body. In this long-overdue examination of the role of imagination in Descartes's thought, Dennis Sepper reveals a Descartes quite different from the usual dualistic portrayals and offers a critical reconception of the genesis and nature of the philosopher's thought.
In a vigorous analysis of the less-known early works, Sepper finds that initially Descartes assigned the imagination a central role in the mind's activity. Although Descartes eventually lost confidence in the philosophy of imagination, an early understanding of its central role in cognition came to shape the most fundamental notions of his mature philosophy. Sepper's radical reassessment of Descartes ultimately raises new questions about the development of modern philosophy.
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"A work of major importance for the interpretation of Descartes's development and for the understanding of the function of the imagination in Descartes's early works. Descartes's Imagination will be a must in Descartes and imagination studies. It is long overdue."—Eva T. H. Brann, author of The World of Imagination: Sum and Substance
"A significant contribution to our understanding of the development of Descartes's philosophy."—William R. Shea, author of The Magic of Numbers and Motion: The Scientific Career of Renè Descartes
Title: Descartes's Imagination Proportion, Images, ...
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
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Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 314pp + 6 unnumbered pages. Bilbiography, index. Book has blue and black hardcover with silver text on spine. Wear on covers and spine. Minor pencil markings throughout, otherwise text is clear. ; 9.1 X 5.8 X 1.1 inches; 320 pages. Seller Inventory # 9605
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