Friday, December 17, 2004

123 sentence 5

Via Early Modern Notes:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

"More than simply 'madmen,' it is 'others' who lose their mind."

Jean-Luc Marion, Cartesian Questions, (U of Chicago: 1999).

It's a really great book, by the way (on various issues with regard to Descartes's method and metaphysics). Page 123 falls in the sixth essay, with the somewhat clunkily punning title, "Does the Ego alter the Other? The Solitude of the Cogito and the Absence of the Alter Ego," on the problem of other minds in Descartes's approach.