The Nature of the Mind

In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 48--66 (2006)
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IN this paper I explain how Descartes's conception of the mind was novel in relation to Aristotelian scholasticism. I also argue against the standard view that Descartes believed in transparency of the mental, the view that one cannot make mistakes about one's own mental states.

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