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Notes Introduction: The Importance of Imagination 1 Cottingham, Stoothoff and Murdoch, editors. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, (Cam- bridge: 1984), p. 11. Hereafter, references to Descartes’s writings will be from this translation, referred to as ‘CSM’ followed by volume numbers and page numbers and preceded by stan- dard reference ‘AT’ to the Adam-Tannery volumes. 2 AT VII. 72–74: CSM II. 50–51. 3 J. Cottingham, “Descartes, Sixth Meditation: The External World, ‘Nature’ and Human Na- ture,” Philosophy Supp. 20 (1986): 73–89. Reprinted in Descartes’s Meditations, edited by V. Chappell, Rowman & Littlefild (1998): 207–223. All future references will be to the reprint. Chapter I: Theory of Sensory Perception 1 For instance, see A. MacKenzie, Descartes on Sensory Representation: A Study of dioptrics, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 109–147, 1990 and A. Simmons. “Are Cartesian Sensations Representational?” Noûs, 1999. 2 AT. VII. 72: CSM I. 100–108. 3 In this essay, I am primarily concerned only with second-grade and only briefly discuss the first grade level for purposes of clarification and do not discuss the third-grade sensory percep- tions. 4 For example, see M. Wilson, Descartes (Routledge: 1978); R. Arbini, “Did Descartes Have a Philosophical Theory of Sense-perception?” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 21, 317–38, Nancy Maull, “Cartesian Optics and the Gemetrization of Nature,” The Review of Metaphysics XXXII, #2, 1978; by M. Hooker, editor, Descartes: Critical and Interpretive Essays (Balti- more, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978); N. Wells, “Objective Reality of Ideas in Des- cartes,...
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