N.1/2018 Studi cartesiani tra Europa e Brasile
Il cogito è una rappresentazione? Un dibattito sull’interpretazione rappresentativa del presupposto della metafisica cartesiana
Marcos Alexandre Borges
Universidade Estadual de Roraima – UERR
Published in June, 2018
Is the cogito a representation? A debate on the representative interpretation of Cartesian metaphysics’s assumption
With the present article we intend to discuss a cogito reading that understands it as a representation of itself to itself. For this, the interpretations of Heidegger, taken here as the main defender of this thesis, and that of Alquié, whose interpretation is denied that in Descartes the cogito is a representation, will be approached mainly. Although we do not entirely agree with Alquié’s interpretation of the starting point of Cartesian metaphysics, this commentator brings important elements to refute the interpretation of the cogito as a representation.
Descartes, Cogito, Representation, Martin Heidegger, Fernand Alquié