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Reason and madness in the structure of the Cartesian cogito. Three interpretations of Rene Descartes' Meditation

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2013, No. 1)

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Page : 18-18

Keywords : cogito; radical doubt; reason; madness; repressiveness; logos; hyperbolic transcendence; idea of the infinite; consciousness; subjectivity;

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The article analyses the polemics between Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida that took place in the sixties of the XXth century. This polemics was dedicated to the elucidation of the role of reason and madness within Cartesian radical doubt ? that thought experiment maintained the formula ego cogito ergo sum. The article also examines Emmanuel Levinas's interpretation of Descartes' idea of the infinite. It is shown that the idea of the infinite constitutes cogito.

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