01 October 2012

Swooped in on the library and claimed all of the A-list Descartes books before my classmates could get there. I am writing about Cartesian dualism.

6 comments:

lostgander said...

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.

wrenna said...

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 I think the problem has significant historical content, since Descartes thought his argument very natural.

lostgander said...

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.

wrenna said...

:) going all Deleuzian on me now...

thegirlleastlikely said...

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!

wrenna said...

Thank you, I will try not to be boring. It's going to be a mad dash.