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The Resource Descartes' deontological turn : reason, will, and virtue in the later writings, Noa Naaman-Zauderer

Descartes' deontological turn : reason, will, and virtue in the later writings, Noa Naaman-Zauderer

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Descartes' deontological turn : reason, will, and virtue in the later writings
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Descartes' deontological turn
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reason, will, and virtue in the later writings
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Noa Naaman-Zauderer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book offers a new way of approaching the place of the will in Descartes' mature epistemology and ethics. Departing from the widely accepted view, Noa Naaman-Zauderer suggests that Descartes regards the will, rather than the intellect, as the most significant mark of human rationality, both intellectual and practical. Through a close reading of Cartesian texts from the Meditations onward, she brings to light a deontological and non-consequentialist dimension of Descartes' later thinking, which credits the proper use of free will with a constitutive, evaluative role. She shows that the right use of free will, to which Descartes assigns obligatory force, constitutes for him an end in its own right rather than merely a means for attaining any other end, however valuable. Her important study has significant implications for the unity of Descartes' thinking, and for the issue of responsibility, inviting scholars to reassess Descartes' philosophical legacy"--
  • "This book offers a new way of approaching the place of the will in Descartes' mature epistemology and ethics. Departing from the widely accepted view, Noa Naaman-Zauderer suggests that Descartes regards the will, rather than the intellect, as the most significant mark of human rationality, both intellectual and practical. Through a close reading of Cartesian texts from the Meditations onward, she brings to light a deontological and non-consequentialist dimension of Descartes' later thinking, which credits the proper use of free will with a constitutive, evaluative role. She shows that the right use of free will, to which Descartes assigns obligatory force, constitutes for him an end in its own right rather than merely a means for attaining any other end, however valuable. Her important study has significant implications for the unity of Descartes' thinking and for the issue of responsibility, inviting scholars to reassess Descartes' philosophical legacy"--
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Naaman Zauderer, Noa
Dewey number
194
Index
index present
LC call number
B1878.W5
LC item number
N33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Descartes, René
  • Will
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Descartes' deontological turn : reason, will, and virtue in the later writings, Noa Naaman-Zauderer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635480151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780521763301
Lccn
2010033021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)635480151
Label
Descartes' deontological turn : reason, will, and virtue in the later writings, Noa Naaman-Zauderer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635480151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780521763301
Lccn
2010033021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)635480151

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