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" By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence. "
René Descartes: Principles of Philosophy: Translated, with Explanatory Notes - Page 23
1984 - 328 pages
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Descartes: Selected Philosophical Writings

René Descartes - Philosophy - 1988 - 249 pages
...items which we regard as things or modes of things, it is worthwhile examining each of them separately. By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence. And there is only one substance which can be understood...
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Christianity and Western Thought - A History of Philosophers, Ideas and ...

Colin Brown - 1990 - 447 pages
...Reidel Publishing Company, 1984), pp. 82-103. "Discourse, Part 4 (Philosophical Writings 1:130). 16"By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence. And there is only one substance which can be understood...
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Frontiers of Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Studies in American Philosophy ...

Stanley J. Scott - Philosophy - 1991 - 156 pages
...constitutes the nature of corporeal substance; and thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance."' 4 "By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence." 35 "I see clearly that I am a thinking substance,"...
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Delimitations: Phenomenology and the End of Metaphysics

John Sallis - Philosophy - 1995 - 253 pages
...Dasein's proper determinateness is neither the determinateness of substance (eg, as "a thing which is in such a way that it needs no other thing in order to be" 1 i) nor the determinateness of subject (eg, as "that whose Being [essence] consists simply in...
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Substance: Its Nature and Existence

Joshua Hoffman, Gary S. Rosenkrantz - Philosophy - 1997 - 218 pages
...appears in the definiens of that analysis. However, Descartes also provided the following definition: By substance, we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence.28 If, in this second definition, "thing" means entity,...
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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Readings with Commentary

Peter A. Morton - Philosophy - 1996 - 516 pages
...items which we regard as things or modes of things, it is worthwhile examining each of them separately. By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence. And there is only one substance which can be understood...
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Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology

Jean-Luc Marion - Philosophy - 1998 - 261 pages
...nihil aliud intelligere possumus, quam rem quae ita existit, ut nulla alia re indigeat ad existendum [By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence]." 11 The meeting between these two thinkers certainly...
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Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

John Haugeland - Philosophy - 2000 - 390 pages
...open sentence is true. 9 In part one, paragraph 51, of his Principles of Philosophy, Descartes writes: "By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence." (1644/1985, 210) 10 Relational properties, if not...
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Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology

Jean-Luc Marion - Philosophy - 1998 - 261 pages
...nihil aliud intelligere possumus, quam rem quae ita existit, ut nulla alia re indigeat ad existendum [By substance we can understand nothing other than a thing which exists in such a way as to depend on no other thing for its existence]."11 The meeting between these two thinkers certainly...
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New Essays on the Rationalists

Rocco J. Gennaro, Charles Huenemann - Philosophy - 1999 - 391 pages
...Independence Criterion In Principles of Philosophy, Descartes offers a second criterion for substance: "By 'substance', we can understand nothing other than...way that it needs no other thing in order to exist." 20 He says that only one thing satisfies this criterion for substance, and that this one thing is God....
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