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  1. A Treatise of Human Nature.David Hume & A. D. Lindsay - 1958 - Philosophical Quarterly 8 (33):379-380.
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  • The Ontological Status of Cartesian Natures.Lawrence Nolan - 1997 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):169–194.
    In the Fifth Meditation, Descartes makes a remarkable claim about the ontological status of geometrical figures. He asserts that an object such as a triangle has a 'true and immutable nature' that does not depend on the mind, yet has being even if there are no triangles existing in the world. This statement has led many commentators to assume that Descartes is a Platonist regarding essences and in the philosophy of mathematics. One problem with this seemingly natural reading is that (...)
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  • Descartes on Mathematical Essences.Raffaella De Rosa & Otávio Bueno - 2008 - ProtoSociology 25:160.
    Descartes seems to hold two inconsistent accounts of the ontological status of mathematical essences. Meditation Five apparently develops a platonist view about such essences, while the Principles seems to advocate some form of “conceptualism”. We argue that Descartes was neither a platonist nor a conceptualist. Crucial to our interpretation is Descartes’ dispositional nativism. We contend that his doctrine of innate ideas allows him to endorse a hybrid view which avoids the drawbacks of Gassendi’s conceptualism without facing the difficulties of platonism. (...)
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  • Philosophical Papers and Letters.Martha Kneale - 1957 - Philosophical Review 66 (4):574.
  • The Philosophical Writings of Descartes. Vol. III: The Correspondence.R. Descartes, John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch & Anthony Kenny - 1992 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 54 (3):571-572.
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  • Descartes's Method of Doubt.Janet Broughton & Joseph Almog - 2003 - Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):437-445.
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  • Essay Concerning Human Understanding.J. Locke - 1965
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