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Henry, Julie:
What the Body Can Do : A Comparative Reading of Descartes' 'Treatise' and Spinoza's Physical Interlude

In: Descartes' Treatise and its reception / Kolesnik-Antoine, Delphine ; Gaukroger, Stephen (Hrsg./eds.). - Cham : Springer, 2017: 175-192. - (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science ; 43)

Literature type: Articles
Language: English
Thematic areas: Philosophy of nature, Anthropology / psychology / doctrine of affections / body and mind, Ethics, Previous history (e.g. Descartes, Stoicism), Comparison of theories
Subject: E
Subject (individuals): Descartes, René

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English commentary: "The meaas of expositionn and the content of Descartes' Traité de l'homme and Spinoza's Physical Interlude are quite dissimilar... I propose in this paper to explain the dissimilarity between these two texts by their taking root in different philosophical plans. Spinoza's Physical Interlude takes place in a book which has ethical aims; it induces Spinoza to regard physical attitudes of human bodies as conditions of the possibility of an ethics progression" (Abstract, p. 237).

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