Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Cartesianism: (goes back to René Descartes) the thesis that we must distinguish between extended entities (bodies, matter, res extensa) and unextended entities (spirit, soul). See also Dualism.
 
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Avramides, Anita
 
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Cartesianism I 107 ff
Cartesianism/Asymmetry/Avramidis: older tradition of deep epistemic asymmetry - mental objects only accessible through first-person perspective - other minds only guessable through behavior - then there is no superficial epistemic asymmetry - Important argument: ontological symmetry: mental and material on the same level - not obliged to physicalism - variant of Cartesianism: might even say the God standpoint could not recognize the intangible substance - deep epistemic asymmetry: if we could recognize the intangible substance, we could recognize foreign intentions without language. Cartesianism/Avramides: here: variant with divine access to the intangible

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A. Avramides
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25