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Treatise on the Human Mind (1664) : ARCHIVES INTERNATIONALES D'HISTOIRE DES IDEES/INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS - Louis De La Forge

Treatise on the Human Mind (1664)

ARCHIVES INTERNATIONALES D'HISTOIRE DES IDEES/INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

Hardcover ISBN: 9780792347781
Number Of Pages: 246

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This is the first translation into English of the seminal work by one of the earliest exponents of Cartesianism in France and a leading contributor to the theory of causality which came to be known as occasionalism. La Forge also provides a sophisticated version of Cartesian mind-body dualism. This edition, which includes an introductory essay on La Forge's philosophy and comprehensive editorial notes, provides an ideal introduction for students of early modern philosophy to many of the issues which were subsequently developed by Malebranche and expressed in their definitive form in David Hume's analysis of causal relations. This text complements recent new translations into English of Malebranche's works and is suitable for graduate courses and upper-level courses in early modern philosophy.

Acknowledgements
Note on the Text and Translation
Abbreviations
Introduction
A Treatise on the Human Mindp. 1
Dedicationp. 3
Prefacep. 5
Plan and Division of the Treatisep. 33
The Nature of the Human Mind, and that it is Easier to Know than the Bodyp. 35
Everything which Thinks is Immaterialp. 38
Proof of the Same Thesis, against those who Admit both Bodily and Spiritual Substancesp. 43
Another Proof, against those who Admit only Bodily Substancesp. 48
Everything which Thinks, Thinks Continuously as Long as it Existsp. 56
The Mind is Immortalp. 61
The Faculties which are Inseparable from the Mind, and those which are Specific to the Human Mindp. 67
Knowledge in Generalp. 73
Corporeal Species, and Intellectual Ideas or Notionsp. 77
The Willp. 97
The Mind Considered with Respect to Duration and Placep. 112
How, in general, Mind and Body can be Unitedp. 117
How the Human Mind and Body are specifically United; and what informs us about their Unionp. 125
The Causes and Articles of this Union, and its Principal Locationp. 134
How the Mind and Body Act on each other, and how one Body Moves Anotherp. 143
The Nature and Diversity of the Soul's Sensationsp. 152
The Imaginationp. 159
Memory and Recollectionp. 177
Understanding, Reasoning and Speechp. 188
The Emotions of the Willp. 191
The Origin of the Natural Inclinations and Aversions which are caused exclusively by the Bodyp. 199
The Higher and Lower Parts of the Soul or of the Human Mindp. 205
Pleasure and Painp. 208
The State of the Soul after Deathp. 212
What is the Supreme Good for Human Beings in this Lifep. 216
The Principal Source of our Mistakes, and the Means of Avoiding Themp. 220
General Remedies for the Impetuosity of the Passions and the Adversities of Fortunep. 226
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780792347781
ISBN-10: 0792347781
Series: ARCHIVES INTERNATIONALES D'HISTOIRE DES IDEES/INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56