Year 2018, Volume 8 , Issue 1, Pages 33 - 44 2018-06-20

Mind and Method in Descartes’ Philosophy: Cartesian Arguments

İlyas ALTUNER [1]


It has been developed by Descartes the severe first theory of the mind in philosophy after the relation between mind and idea in Plato’s philosophy and the form-matter dichotomy or the distinction between actuality and entelechy in Aristotle’s theory of the soul. Descartes has approached the mental substance as apart from the bodily and has told that the origin of whole truth knowledge could be made by notions from which arise direct perceptions of the mind. Eventually, he has been obliged to the body seeing as machine and afterward this conception of him has been criticized on metaphor the ghost in the machine. In this paper, we try to mention Descartes’ understanding of the concept of the mind and his thoughts about the mind on methodical function. As you can see, Descartes has a dogmatic understanding of the mind. What drives him to this understanding is the view that the innate ideas placed by God are the unique truths that constitute the strongest foundations for human knowledge. To achieve knowledge, these principles have to be obtained directly, that is, be clear and distinct, and this can be achieved through intuition and deduction.

Mind, method, concept, definition, innate ideas, intuition, deduction
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Primary Language en
Subjects Philosophy
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9303-2260
Author: İlyas ALTUNER
Institution: Igdir University
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : June 20, 2018

APA Altuner, İ . (2018). Mind and Method in Descartes’ Philosophy: Cartesian Arguments . Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy , 8 (1) , 33-44 . DOI: 10.18491/beytulhikme.434962