David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2):189-200 (2002)
Monte Cook - Robert Desgabets's Representation Principle - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:2 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.2 189-200 Robert Desgabets's Representation Principle Monte Cook THE CARTESIAN PHILOSOPHER ROBERT DESGABETS'S only philosophical publication is his Critique de la Critique de la Recherche de la vérité , in which he criticizes Simon Foucher's criticism of Malebranche's Search After Truth. This work has never been republished and is now available only in rare book collections. Desgabets also wrote several unpublished works that were widely circulated during his lifetime and in which he developed a unique philosophical system of his own. Fortunately, these were published in 1983 as Robert Desgabets, Oeuvres philosophiques inédites. Drawing particularly on this volume and especially on the longest work in this volume, Supplément à la philosophie de Monsieur Descartes , I give a glimpse of Desgabets's system. I do so by discussing the surprising view of intentionality central to Desgabets's proof of the external world and to Desgabets's system in general. I note some interesting similarities and differences between Desgabets's position and the positions of Descartes and seventeenth-century Cartesians Malebranche and Arnauld. But mainly I clarify and give some needed structure to Desgabets's argument for his view of intentionality. This argument is interesting in itself as a sustained argument..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Monte Cook (2008). Desgabets as a Cartesian Empiricist. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 501-515.
Robert C. Cummins & Pierre Poirier (2004). Representation and Indication. In Hugh Clapin (ed.), Representation in Mind. Elsevier. 21--40.
Timothy D. Miller (2008). Desgabets on Cartesian Minds. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (4):723 – 745.
J. -R. Armogathe (1974). La journée Dom Desgabets. International Studies in Philosophy 6:190-190.
Tad M. Schmaltz (2002). Radical Cartesianism: The French Reception of Descartes. Cambridge University Press.
Robert van Gulick (1982). Mental Representation: A Functionalist View. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (January):3-20.
Laurent de Sutter (2013). Representation Reloaded: Why Socrates Should Die Again. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 18 (2):327-329.
Patricia Easton, Robert Desgabets. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Monte Cook (2005). Desgabets on the Creation of Eternal Truths. Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (1):21-36.
Robert Stalnaker (1996). On a Defense of the Hegemony of Representation. Philosophical Issues 7:101-108.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #230,346 of 1,410,463 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,872 of 1,410,463 )
How can I increase my downloads?