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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

Chapter:
(p.76) 8 The Reciprocal Illusion of Incarnation and “Material” Existence
Source:
Neofinalism
Author(s):

Raymond Ruyer

Alyosha Edlebi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.003.0008

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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