David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 20:73-89 (1986)
Descartes's proof of the existence of material things is dissected as a paradigm of the style of reasoning in the "meditations". A tension emerges between two senses of "the teachings of nature", Which sometime denotes the light of reason, And sometimes merely a strong conviction. The tension continues later in meditation six: nature in one sense tells us that we are embodied beings, But in another sense that we are incorporeal minds. It is never properly resolved
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