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Epistemology: Classic Problems and Contemporary Responses - Page 14
by Laurence BonJour - 2002 - 291 pages
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The Philosophical Writings of Descartes:

René Descartes - Philosophy - 1985 - 444 pages
These two volumes provide a translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. They are intended to replace the only ...
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Descartes: Selected Philosophical Writings

René Descartes - Philosophy - 1988 - 249 pages
...carefully diverted from such things' if it is to perceive its own nature as distinctly as possible. But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is that?...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and has sensory perceptions. This is a considerable list,...
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Lacan: The Absolute Master

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen - Psychology - 1991 - 295 pages
...has nothing to do with the evidence of a representation. As Descartes says of the res cogitans, it is "a thing that thinks. What is that? A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and imagines also and feels."16 Now, feeling is not a (self-)representation....
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The Cambridge Companion to Descartes

John Cottingham - Philosophy - 1992 - 441 pages
...state in his list of certainties. He is certain that he thinks, doubts, imagines, wills and the like: "But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and has sensory experiences" (AT VII 28: CSM II 19). He...
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The Nature of True Minds

John Heil - Philosophy - 1992 - 248 pages
...collections of episodes, dispositions, am conditions and assigning them to the mind. 'But what then am I? / thing that thinks. What is that? A thing that doubts, understands affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and ha: sensory perceptions' (Meditation II). Attempts...
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The Genealogy of Psychoanalysis

Michel Henry - Psychology - 1993 - 353 pages
...intelligence, or intellect, or reason — words whose meaning I have been ignorant of until now."20 (2) "But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and senses."21 The first definition should make the second...
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Certainty

Jonathan Westphal - Philosophy - 1995 - 154 pages
...withdrawing my mind from these things so that it can perceive its nature as distinctly as possible. But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is that?...wills, refuses, and that also imagines and senses. Indeed it is no small matter if all of these things belong to me. But why should they not belong to...
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The Modern Subject: Conceptions of the Self in Classical German Philosophy

Karl Ameriks, Dieter Sturma - Philosophy - 1995 - 252 pages
...depend on any of the things which I invent in my imagination." 3. See Descartes, Meditations, p. 28: "But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and has sensory perceptions." 4. Gilbert Ryle, The Concept...
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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the ...

René Descartes - Philosophy - 1996 - 120 pages
...carefully diverted from such things1 if it is to perceive its own nature as distinctly as possible. But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is that?...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and has sensory perceptions. This is a considerable list,...
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Readings with Commentary

Peter A. Morton - Philosophy - 1996 - 516 pages
...carefully diverted from such things if it is to perceive its own nature as distinctly as possible. But what then am I? A thing that thinks. What is that?...A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, and also imagines and has sensory perceptions. This is a considerable list,...
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