Reasoning Through Time: Cartesian Insights

Elliot Samuel Paul

Date
Friday, November 03, 2017
Time
3:30 p.m.
Location
Description
This reading resolves one of the most vexed questions in Cartesian scholarship: in Descartes’s cogito — “I am thinking, therefore I am” — is “I am” intuited or inferred? (The answer is both.) And drawing on recent cognitive science, Descartes was right about how much information we can focus on, and how a certain kind of memory works to supplement our focus as we reason through time.
Cost
Free
Contact
263-3700, financialstaff@philosophy.wisc.edu
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