La Forge on Memory: From the Treatise on Man to the Treatise on the Human Mind

  • Emanuela ScribanoEmail author
Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 43)


In his remarks on LHomme, La Forge aims at a rigid separation of the functions of the body from the activity of the soul. This project looks authentically Cartesian, but some critical issues reveal how difficult it is taking away any activity of the soul in sensitive experience. In the Traité de l’esprit de l’homme, La Forge explicitly limits the cognitive capability of the memory without the active presence of the mind.


Mental Activity Memory Trace Human Mind Material Memory Emphasis Mine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Cultural HeritageUniversity Ca’ Foscari VeneziaVeneziaItaly

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