Mundus Cognobilis and Mundus Causalis

  • Authors
  • G. M. Mes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. T. J. Blakeley
    Pages 7-7
  3. G. M. Mes
    Pages 9-19
  4. G. M. Mes
    Pages 33-44
  5. G. M. Mes
    Pages 45-64
  6. G. M. Mes
    Pages 65-74
  7. G. M. Mes
    Pages 75-87
  8. G. M. Mes
    Pages 88-101
  9. G. M. Mes
    Pages 102-115
  10. G. M. Mes
    Pages 116-123
  11. G. M. Mes
    Pages 124-132
  12. G. M. Mes
    Pages 133-145
  13. G. M. Mes
    Pages 146-159

About this book


In recommending a book like this, one is tempted to fall back on cliches such as 'brilliant insights', 'original perspectives', etc. The origina­ lity of this book is on a different plane. The problem of subject and object has been central to Western philo­ sophic thinking at least since the time of Descartes. So much so that many students of philosophy see it as the philosophical problem. In his Mundus Cognobilis and Mundus Causalis Mr. Mes offers an ontological-epistemological view, the originality of which consists precisely in the fact that it is not an innovation. Rather, it seeks to put 'in order' the elements already at hand in such a way as to show the subject-object paradox to be non-existent where it seems to be significant and trivial where it really does occur. He has a new and interesting perspective both on what 'materialism' might mean and on how a 'scientific' view of the world has to be constructed. 'Energy-patterns' emerge as explanatory ulti­ mates, although there is no effort to arrive at any sort of ultimate meta­ physics.


René Descartes energy object philosophy physics space subject time

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3262-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3260-5
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