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    Descartes' Deduction of the Law of Refraction and the Shape of the Anaclastic Lens in Rule 8.Tarek R. Dika - 2022 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 12 (2):395-446.
    Descartes’s most extensive discussion of the law of refraction and the shape of the anaclastic lens is contained in Rule 8 of "Rules for the Direction of the Mind". Few reconstructions of Descartes’s discovery of the law of refraction take Rule 8 as their basis. In Rule 8, Descartes denies that the law of refraction can be discovered by purely mathematical means, and he requires that the law of refraction be deduced from physical principles about natural power or force, the (...)
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    The Origins of Cartesian Dualism.Tarek R. Dika - 2020 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 6 (3):335-352.
    In the recently discovered Cambridge manuscript, widely regarded as an early draft ofRules for the Direction of the Mind, Descartes does not describe the mind as a ‘purely spiritual’ force ‘distinct from the whole body’. This has led some readers to speculate that Descartes did not embrace mind-body dualism in the Cambridge manuscript. In this article, I offer a detailed interpretation of Descartes's mind-body dualism in the established Charles Adam and Paul Tannery edition ofRules, and argue that, while differences between (...)
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    Method, Practice, and the Unity of Scientia in Descartes’s Regulae.Tarek R. Dika - 2015 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 4 (2):93-110.
    For most commentators, the universality of Descartes’s method goes hand in hand with the uniformity with which it must be applied to any problem in any science. I will henceforth refer to this as the Uniformity Thesis. Finding themselves unable to identify such a uniformly applied method in any of Descartes’s extant treatises, many readers of Descartes have been led to conclude that Descartes’s method played little or no role in Cartesian science. My principle argument will be that Descartes did (...)
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    Extrinsic Denomination and the Origins of Early Modern Metaphysics: The Scholastic Context of Descartes’s Regulae.Tarek R. Dika - 2018 - In Nicolas Faucher & Magali Roques (eds.), The Ontology, Psychology and Axiology of Habits in Medieval Philosophy. Springer. pp. 385-401.
    An assessment of Descartes’s relation to his Aristotelian contemporaries in his Regulae ad directionem ingenii—and more specifically his relation to the theory of scientific habitus—has never been undertaken and is long overdue. Despite broad scholarly consensus that Descartes rejected the scholastic theory of scientific habitus in the Regulae, I will show that, in fact, he redefines a centuries-old scholastic debate about the unity of science, and that he does so by employing, not rejecting, the concept of scientific habitus. For Descartes, (...)
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  5. Les concepts fondamentaux de la phénoménologie: Entretien avec Claude Romano.Tarek R. Dika, William C. Hackett & Claude Romano - 2012 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 20 (2):173-202.
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    Quiet Powers of the Possible: Interviews in Contemporary French Phenomenology.Tarek R. Dika & W. Chris Hackett - 2020 - Fordham University Press.
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  7. Religion in Reason: Metaphysics, Ethics, and Politics in Hent de Vries.Tarek R. Dika & Martin Shuster (eds.) - 2022 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    This book presents critical engagements with the work of Hent de Vries, widely regarded as one of the most important living philosophers of religion. Contributions by a distinguished group of scholars discuss the role played by religion in philosophy; the emergence and possibilities of the category of religion; and the relation between religion and violence, secularism, and sovereignty. Together, they provide a synoptic view of how de Vries's work has prompted a reconceptualization of how religion should be studied, especially in (...)
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    Auch Für Gott: Finitude, Phenomenology, and Anthropology.Tarek R. Dika - 2020 - In Philippe P. Haensler, Kristina Mendicino & Rochelle Tobias (eds.), Phenomenology to the Letter: Husserl and Literature. De Gruyter. pp. 45-60.
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    Wittgenstein, the Criticism of Philosophy, and Self-Knowledge.Tarek R. Dika - 2010 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 2 (2):35-40.
    The Philosophical Investigations can be read as a sustained meditation on the metaphysical effects philosophical requirements have on our understanding of the phe-nomena of philosophical inquiry. The present essay proposes the basic outlines such a reading might take by attending to Wittgenstein’s distinctive form of philosophical criti-cism, a form that interrogates the theoretical and moral integrity of our requirements and the claims we enter on their behalf. On this reading, the moral perfection of thought can be said to consist in (...)
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