Haha...I like the image of you swooping in on the library. I see you wearing a hooded cape that billows around a lot. What would Descartes think of you claiming all of his books, I wonder.
My shirt and scarf were billowing and if I had a cape I would've worn it. Descartes didn't like this criticism of his work in the objections and replies published at the time. He refused to answer questions and called his critics "stupid." Later on he told Princess Elisabeth it was a problem he could not solve. He would probably be on me for not getting to the library sooner, and not being better able to exercise my own intelligence. I think the problem has significant historical content, since Descartes thought his argument very natural.
He would no doubt chastise you for falling victim to corporeal weakness. But you could then envelop him in your cape and force him to think his way out of its infinite folds.
:) going all Deleuzian on me now...
Thinking about Cartesian dualism makes me want to refuse to answer questions and call people stupid, too. :)I'd love to read the paper when you're done!
Thank you, I will try not to be boring. It's going to be a mad dash.
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