The Philosophy of Descartes

The Philosophy of Descartes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...what power this separation is effected, to make the judgment necessary that they are different; and because, from the fact itself that I know with certainty that I exist, and, nevertheless, I do not observe that there necessarily belongs to my nature or to my essence anything else, but that I am a thing which thinks, I very properly conclude that my essence consists in this alone that I am a thing which thinks, or a substance the whole essence or nature of which is"bnly to think. Andalthough, perhaps, or ratFer""cTfta!nTy7"as-T"shall show directly, I nogyhave a body to which I am very closely united; nevertheless, because I have, on the one side, a clear and distinct idea of myself, in so far as I am solely a thing which thinks, and is not extended, and on the other I have a distinct idea of body, in so far as it is solely a thing extended, and which..does not think, it is certain thatHthat is to say, vmy soul, by which I am what I am, is entirely and truly distinct from my bodyand that it may be, or exist, without it. Moreover, I find within me aiversiaculties of thought, each of which has its peculiar mode; for example, I find within me the faculties of imagination and perception, without which I can easily conceive myself as a whole clearly and distinctly, but not reciprocally these without myself, that is to say, without an intelligent substance, to which they are attached or to which they belong: because, in the notion which we have of these faculties, or--to make use of the scholastic terms--in their formal concept, they include some sort of intellection; whence I conclude that they are distinct from me as modes are from things. I am conscious, also, of certain other faculties, as those of locomotion, of more

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  • English
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