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  1.  8
    A Metaphysical Element in Descartes and the First Cartesians: Non-Univocal Predication.Roger Ariew - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):227-238.
    Descartes’ physics is dependent on his metaphysics, which is to say, on knowledge of the nature of God and of the human soul. This is clear throughout Descartes’ work, but it is especially so in th...
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    “A Necessary Preparative to the Study of Philosophy”: A Positive Appraisal of Descartes’ Universal Doubt.Miguel A. Badía Cabrera - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):239-250.
    My main concern in this article is to arrive at a clear view of the nature, extent, and value of Descartes’ universal doubt, not to determine whether Hume’s critique of Cartesian doubt is compellin...
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    Descartes’ Flash of Insight: Freedom, the Objective World, and the Reality of the Self.Andrea Christofidou - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):251-268.
    This re-examination of the cogito is prompted by a substantive question which has not previously been identified: the distinguishability of the I or self. Consequently, its force has not been addre...
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    “Cogito, Ergo Sum”: Proof or Petitio?Georges Dicker - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):269-282.
    ABSTRACT E. M. Curley has said that Descartes’ cogito, ergo sum “is as obscure on examination as it is compelling at first glance.” Why should that be? Maybe because the cogito raises so many textual and interpretive questions. Is it an argument or an intuition? If it is an argument, does it require an additional premise? Is it best interpreted as a “performance?” Is it best seen as the discovery that any reason proposed for doubting its success entails the meditator’s (...)
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    Descartes’ Ontological Argument in Meditation V.Daniel E. Flage - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):335-347.
    This article shows that Descartes’ ontological argument in Meditation V is needed to ground essential distinctions, particularly the mind/body distinction. It does this by tracing out Descartes’ di...
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    Knowing and Knowing in Descartes.Michael Moriarty - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):283-299.
    This article explores the vocabulary of knowing in Descartes’ Meditations. It offers a detailed and in part sequential examination of his use of cognitio and scien...
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    Science Contra the Meditations: The Existence of Material Things.Emanuela Scribano - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):348-360.
    In the Sixth Meditation, Descartes intends to prove that material things exist. His proof, which centers on the origin of the ideas of material things, has frequently been judged weak. But there is...
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    The Uses of Thought and Will: Descartes’ Practical Philosophy of Freedom.Mark C. R. Smith - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):310-320.
    I offer a reading of the role of freedom in Descartes’ Meditations and other writings that sees freedom’s role in “assenting to ideas” as a matter of psychological possibility, and its role in acti...
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    The Moral Formation of Descartes’ Meditations.Samuel A. Stoner - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):321-334.
    Although Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy seems to be an especially theoretical work, this essay argues that reading the Meditations as a work of pure theory conceals an important dimensi...
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    Descartes’ Meditations: New Approaches – Introduction.Stanley Tweyman - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):219-226.
    This Special Issue of The European Legacy focuses on Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, first published in Latin as Meditationes de Prima Philosophia in Paris, in 1641. The ten articles ap...
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    Reasoning and Meditation in Descartes’ Third Meditation.Stanley Tweyman - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):300-309.
    My article focuses on Descartes’ Third Meditation, in which he seeks to gain a knowledge of God as his creator. While Descartes offers two proofs of God’s existence in this meditation—the first to...
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