Cottingam’s Conception of Descrates’s Trialism and Modern Discussions

  • Lubov Bodnarchuk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Anastasia Sen’ Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7844-8820
Keywords: Descartes, dualism, trialism, mind–body problem

Abstract

The approaches of the main interpreters of Cartesianism as trialism (J. Cottingam, D. Hoffman, T. Schmaltz, etc.) and the critisism of their ideas made by supporters of dualistic interpretation of Cartesianism (M. Rozemond, etc.) are described in the article. Significant changes in the current interpretation of dualism caused by controversy with trialism are marked.

Author Biographies

Lubov Bodnarchuk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Applicant for PhD in philosophy at the Department of History of Philosophy
Anastasia Sen’, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Applicant for PhD in philosophy at the Department of History of Philosophy

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Published
2014-06-16
How to Cite
Bodnarchuk, L., & Sen’, A. (2014). Cottingam’s Conception of Descrates’s Trialism and Modern Discussions. Sententiae, 30(1), 196-209. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent30.01.196
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