What the Problem of Other Minds Really Tells us about Descartes

Abstract

Ever since the first generation Cartesian Gerauld de Cordemoy wrote a selfstanding book dedicated to the problem of other minds philosophers have proceeded as though Descartes’ work entails some version of the problem. In this paper I evaluate Descartes’ own contribution to creating and answering skepticism about other minds. It is my contention, first… (More)

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