Cartesian

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a follower of Cartesian thought

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A general problem about necessary connection as being required for causation--a connection seemingly beyond the grasp of finite creatures--consumed 17th century Cartesians, as did the metaphysics of God's continued creation of the universe.
Yet there is one Cartesian for whom the "traditional" reading is largely on the mark.
Thus, as Rowlands writes, addressing those Cartesians who would caricature Gibson's views: 'he was not engaged in the wholesale rejection of the concepts of cognition and information processing but, rather, with offering a reinterpretation, an alternative model, of these processes'.
One of the most fundamentally assumed dogmas in science is the presence, or even the omnipresence, of Cartesian coordinates.
Its influence in the republic was due neither to Descartes' struggle with epistemological skepticism nor to the ease with which Cartesian natural science, in marked contrast with Aristotelianism, incorporated such scientific advances as the shift towards heliocentrism.
Yet the Cartesians denied this very notion, viewing animals as unconscious, albeit complex, machines.
The Cartesian pure intellect employs the concept of surface to pick out stationary bodies by way of algebraic description.
This book is a sustained argument against a philosophical mistake that is a mistake because it is Cartesian.
In this book Nyden-Bullock traces the development of Spinoza's political and philosophical views from his early encounters with the intellectually stimulating figures of the Amsterdam 'Radical Cartesian Circle' through the completion of his magnum opus, the Ethics.
In the second and third volumes, Wisdom's Odyssey: From Philosophy to Transcendental Sophistry and Masquerade of the Dream Walkers: Prophetic Theology from the Cartesians to Hegel, Redpath fills in the historical outline he traced out in the first volume with amazing scope, erudition, and power.
He argues that Locke should be read as having taken up the cause of Gassendi against the Cartesians.
Nasdaq: GNSL) announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cartesian Technologies, Inc.
5 million in cash to acquire privately held Cartesian.
But Descartes cannot show that the cause can have only one effect, therefore the idea can say nothing certain about the character of its cause, and consequently Cartesian foundationalism "does not defeat, but rather succumbs to, skepticism" (p.
Etienne Gilson once wrote of Descartes, "An excuse exists for being a Descartes, but there is no excuse for being a Cartesian.