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InanimationTheories of Inorganic Life$
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David Wills

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698820

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.001.0001

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Automatic Life, So Life

Automatic Life, So Life

Descartes

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(p.31) 1 Automatic Life, So Life
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Inanimation
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David Wills

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.003.0002

Chapter 1: Descartes famously began writing by saying he would “advance masked.” Such a mask, understood as neither simply natural nor simply artificial, informs everything from blushing to the conceptual thinking (and scientific method) that the philosopher supposedly founds.

Keywords:   René Descartes, mask, scientific method, blushing, automotion

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