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Boros Gábor (KRE)
Body and Mind in Two Discourses on Method: Descartes, Dilthey and Misch

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The point of departure of my presentation will be the fact that in his monumental History of Autobiography, Georg Misch considered Descartes’ Discourse on Method a fine example of intellectual autobiography.

Yet, as we all know, the Discourse is a highly complex text far from a simple autobiography. And what is even more, and more disturbing is that Misch utilised for his work Dilthey’s concept of an autobiography that was meant to capture the sense of “life as narrating itself” laying down the proper, i.e. “objective” foundation for the historical sciences. But how shall we take “sincerity” in this case, which is the distinguishing feature of a real autobiography in the Dilthey-Misch sense?

I will apply a kind of hermeneutic method trying to move back and forth in a double hermeneutic circle: I will take a look at Misch’s whole concept of an autobiography, and at the historical data in Descartes’s life and works in order to understand the autobiographic character of the Discourse moving again from the details to the whole and vice versa. My tentative point is that because of the sincerity of life that narrated Descartes’ “history of his intellect” it cannot be taken as an autobiography in the Dilthey-Misch sense nor in a usual sense. The body-mind problem will have an important place in my argumentation.

Kommentátor: Olay Csaba (ELTE, BTK FI)

Időpont: 2020. ápriliis 7. (kedd), 14. óra

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