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Raynond Ruyer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692040

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001

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The Reciprocal Illusion of Incarnation and “Material” Existence

The Reciprocal Illusion of Incarnation and “Material” Existence

(p.76) 8 The Reciprocal Illusion of Incarnation and “Material” Existence

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter recasts the Cartesian opposition between thought and body into an opposition between the organism as a ensemble of tools and a consciousness that thematically surveys the operation of organic machines. Ruyer equally critiques this conception in order to show the existence of a more radical monism. For this purpose, this chapter undertakes a study of objects and of objectivity.

Keywords:   Cartesian opposition, Thought and body, Organism, Organic machines, Consciousness, Objectivity

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