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In the Shadow of Descartes

Essays in the Philosophy of Mind

Authors: Von Wright, G.H.

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Descartes made a sharp distinction between matter and mind. But he also thought that the two interact with one another. Is such interaction possible, however, without either a materialist reduction of mind to matter or an idealist (phenomenalist) reduction of matter to mind? These questions overshadow the Western tradition in metaphysics from the time of Descartes to present times.
The book makes an effort to stay clear of reductivist views of the two Cartesian substances. It defends a dualistic psycho-physical parallel theory which reconciles freedom of action with determinism in nature. Basic problems in perception theory are also discussed, with special emphasis on hearing and sound.
Because of the intrinsic interest of the subject and the author's non-technical presentation of it, the book should appeal to all readers with a serious interest in philosophy and psychology.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Shadow of Descartes
Book Subtitle
Essays in the Philosophy of Mind
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
272
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9034-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9034-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4992-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5011-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 180
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