David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (3):439-452 (1988)
Descartes uses the term "conscientia" (conscience) to apply both to consciousness of thinking and to the act of thinking itself. These are two different sorts of consciousness, And they stand in different relations to their objects. Consciousness as a way of thinking (c1) is neither necessary nor sufficient for the existence of its object. Consciousness of thinking (c2) is both necessary and sufficient for the existence of its object. The distinction between c1 and c2 provides descartes with a way out of hobbes's infinite regress and frees descartes from problematic theses concerning the evidence and incorrigibility of mental states
|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
Edwin M. Curley (2001). The Immortality of the Soul in Descartes and Spinoza. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75 (27-41):27-41.
Daisie Radner (1979). Descartes. International Studies in Philosophy 11:220-221.
Bernd Magnus, James Benjamin Wilbur & Laurence J. Lafleur (eds.) (1970). Cartesian Essays: A Collection of Critical Studies. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff.
Boris Hennig (2006). Conscientia bei Descartes. Alber Verlag.
Manfred Frank (2004). Fragments of a History of the Theory of Self-Consciousness From Kant to Kierkegaard. Critical Horizons 5 (1):53-136.
Lilli K. Alanen (1992). Thought-Talk: Descartes and Sellars on Intentionality. American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (1):19-34.
Andrea Christofidou (2009). Self and Self-Consciousness: Aristotelian Ontology and Cartesian Duality. Philosophical Investigations 32 (2):134-162.
Alison Simmons (2012). Cartesian Consciousness Reconsidered. Philosophers' Imprint 12 (2).
Daisie M. Radner & Michael Radner (1996). Animal Consciousness. Prometheus Books.
Uriah Kriegel (2004). Consciousness and Self-Consciousness. The Monist 87 (2):182-205.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #93,685 of 1,911,083 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #96,280 of 1,911,083 )
How can I increase my downloads?