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The Story of L’Homme

  • Delphine Antoine-MahutEmail author
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Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 43)

Abstract

The story of L’Homme is a true novel. Its plot weaves itself along three intersecting points: an unfinished text, a copied or plagiarised text, and a corrected text. Telling this whole and complex story helps us to understand the true place of Descartes in the history of modern anthropology and in the contemporary attempt to explain cognition, memory, sensation and human health. In a nutshell, it is probably the best way to understand the Cartesian contribution to the vast philosophical programme of seeking to know oneself.

Keywords

Pineal Gland Human Reason Substantial Distinction Animal Spirit French Edition 
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© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de Sciences HumainesCERPHI, IHRIM, CNRS, UMR 5317. ENS de LyonLyon Cédex 07France

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