Direct Realism, Intentionality, and the Objective Being of Ideas
Abstract:My aim is to arrive at a better understanding of the distinction between direct realism and representationalism by offering a critical analysis of Steven Nadler’s account in Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas. I argue contrary to Nadler that Descartes and Arnauld are representationalists, and I also argue that Aquinas is a representationalist.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy University of California – Riverside
Publication date: June 1, 2002