Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes

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In this book Han Thomas Adriaenssen offers the first comparative exploration of the sceptical reception of representationalism in medieval and early modern philosophy. Descartes is traditionally credited with inaugurating a new kind of scepticism by saying that the direct objects of perception are images in the mind, not external objects, but Adriaenssen shows that as early as the thirteenth century, critics had already found similar problems in Aquinas's theory of representation. He charts the attempts of philosophers in ...

Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107181625

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