The visual formation of cartesian subject in modern metaphysics : a critique of Cogito philosophy

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2006
Ganioğlu, Zafer
This thesis scrutinizes modern metaphysics through a specific reading and critique of Cartesian Philosophy. In the study, the concepts of metaphysics, ideology, modernity, subject and modern science are re-examined in their relations among them and in that the peculiarity of modern metaphysics is attempted to be revealed. At the core of the thesis, Descartes’ understanding of subject is inquired to be modern subject, and its role in the transformations happened in Western world with the advent of modern age is studied. Also, the two main axes of the critique of subject, subject as substance and subject as effect, are questioned in their difference or similarity regarding in essence their matter of inquiry, by modeling the Cartesian Subject.

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Z. Ganioğlu, “The visual formation of cartesian subject in modern metaphysics : a critique of Cogito philosophy,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.