Malebranches Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian Interpretation by Tad SchmaltzMalebranches Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian Interpretation by Tad Schmaltz

Malebranches Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian Interpretation

byTad Schmaltz

Hardcover | September 1, 1996

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This book offers a provocative interpretation of the theory of the soul in the writings of the French Cartesian, Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715). Though recent work on Malebranche's philosophy of mind has tended to emphasize his account of ideas, Schmaltz focuses rather on his rejection ofDescartes' doctrine that the mind is better known than the body. In particular, he considers and defends Malebranche's argument that this rejection has a Cartesian basis. Schmaltz reveals that this argument not only provides a fresh perspective on Cartesianism but also is relevant to current debatesin the philosophy of mind.

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Tad Schmaltz is at Duke University.
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Title:Malebranches Theory of the Soul: A Cartesian InterpretationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 0.94 inPublished:September 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"A very fine piece of scholarship, and displays real philosophical acumen as well....An original and stimulating discussion....It makes a solid and important contribution to early modern scholarship."--Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin, Madison