Robert desgabets's representation principle

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 Desgabets also wrote several unpublished works that were widely circulated during his lifetime and in which he developed a unique philosophical system of his own.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)
DOI 10.1353/hph.2002.0025
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,667
External links
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Timothy D. Miller (2008). Desgabets on Cartesian Minds. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (4):723 – 745.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Monte Cook (2008). Desgabets as a Cartesian Empiricist. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 501-515.
Monte Cook (2005). Desgabets on the Creation of Eternal Truths. Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (1):21-36.
Patricia Easton, Robert Desgabets. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Robert van Gulick (1982). Mental Representation: A Functionalist View. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 63 (January):3-20.
J. -R. Armogathe (1974). La journée Dom Desgabets. International Studies in Philosophy 6:190-190.
Timothy D. Miller (2008). Desgabets on Cartesian Minds. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (4):723 – 745.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

7 ( #304,000 of 1,726,249 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.