New Descartes Powerpoint is Up

You can get it at at the Powerpoints tab. And in reading Descartes’ Meditation VI focus on Descartes argument, second column of p 29 mostly but further comments elsewhere, that mind and body are distinct. There’s a lot of stuff in Meditation VI but we’re mainly interested in Descartes arguments for mind-body dualism.

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Another Short Reading

After Chalmers on The Matrix we’ll be reading Descartes Meditation II and Meditation VI, which I just added to the readings.

Don’t worry too much about the additional readings from the New Yorker and Scientific American in connection with Chalmers–they’re short, popular pieces for fun if you’re interested.

And, if you can’t get enough of Descartes I just discovered that at the Bennett Early Modern site, from where the translation of Descartes comes, you can get Descartes on audio: http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/authors/descartes Enjoy!

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Sorry for moving things around but, as I said, the philosophy department is hiring and we need to interview job candidates, observe sample classes, etc. And I’m still waiting for the finalized schedule for the week of Feb 25. These are the times I know that I will be free, but if you can catch me at other times I should be available. And you can always contact me by email or text (619) 805-6838 to make an appointment or chat.