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Descartes

  • Richard A. Watson
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 250)

Abstract

Despite Descartes’s explicit denial, his ideas represent their objects by resembling them. There is a very large secondary literature on Descartes on ideas, but I cite none of it because it is not possible to contrast my interpretation with those of all the important commentators in the chapter of a book. How and why I differ from them will be apparent to anyone familiar with the literature.

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Sense Organ Sensory Image Sensory Perception Mental Image Sensory Experience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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