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~ Body and Mind in Spinoza’s Ethics: a challenge to the Cartesian cogito ~
by Vic Briggs
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“Although he lived three hundred years before our time, the spiritual situation with which Spinoza had to cope peculiarly resembles our own.
The main aim of Descartes was to find a body of self-evident truth in Philosophy that will be accepted by everyone having commonsense and faculty of mind. 332 more words
I think therefore I am; or rather, I am currently thinking, therefore I currently am. But where does the “I” come from?
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Much has been made of clinical cases where the self seems to malfunction spectacularly: like Cotard syndrome, whose victims believe they do not exist, even though they admit to having a life history; or “dissociative identity disorder,” where a single body seems to harbour multiple selves, each with its own name, memory, and voice.
“- I-ai scos tumoarea din creier, darling. Dar te-ai gandit vreodata ca tot creierul nostru, sau mai exact, toata scoarta cerebrala, in care sunt localizate autoritatile superioare ale sistemului, adica ale spiritului, este cea mai primejdioasa tumoare cu care divagatia naturii ne-a umplut cutiile craniene? 68 more words