Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2013 (162):113-130 (2013)

ExcerptI. Introduction Cartesian scholars almost always take it for granted. From Michel Foucault1 to Jacques Derrida,2 from Harry Frankfurt3 to Jean-Marie Beyssade,4 the notion of fiction passes as common parlance among the most varied, and insightful, of Descartes' readers. It is true: beyond Meditation II, where the Cogito is discovered and posited as an Archimedean point that grounds the subject's search for truth, the concept could be thought to fade into irrelevance. But as one reads and re-reads Meditation I, the need to conceptually construct the notion of Cartesian fiction is deemed an urgent task. Granted:…
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