The Role of the Intellect in Descartes's Case for the Incorporeity of the Mind


Authors
Marleen Rozemond
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Abstract
I argue that Descartes's best known argument for dualism relies on claims about intellectual activity and not on claims about mental states generally to establish dualism. I explain that this must be so give his historical context, where arguments for the immateriality of the mind on the basis of the intellect were common. But sensation and other non-intellectual states were regarded as pertaining to the body-soul composite.
Keywords dualism  intellect  sensation  imagination  Aristotelian scholasticism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book Find it on Amazon.com
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 58,242
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

Unmasking Descartes’s Case for the Bête Machine Doctrine.Lex Newman - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):389-425.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Ryle on the Intellect.Charles A. Campbell - 1953 - Philosophical Quarterly 3 (April):115-38.
Descartes’s Dualism.Marleen Rozemond - 1998 - Harvard University Press.
The Nature of the Mind.Marleen Rozemond - 2006 - In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Descartes' Meditations. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 48--66.
Más Allá de Aristóteles: Un Análisis Metafísico Del Entendimiento.David Torrijos-Castrillejo - 2009 - In Alfonso Pérez de Laborda (ed.), El Dios de Aristóteles. Νόησις Νόησεως. Ediciones de la Facultad de Teología San Dámaso. pp. 345-366.
Abstraction in Al-Fârâbî.Richard C. Taylor - 2006 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80:151-168.
Descartes’s Dualism.Marleen Rozemond - 1998 - In Janet Broughton & John Carriero (eds.), A Companion to Descartes. Blackwell.
Aristotle’s Immortal Intellect.Mark Amorose - 2001 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:97-106.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-06-22

Total views
1 ( #1,466,564 of 2,419,597 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #542,199 of 2,419,597 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes