WorldCat Identities

Schmitter, Amy M.

Works: 5 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 61 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: B1498, 192
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amy M Schmitter
Hume in Alberta : selected papers from the 2012 Hume Conference in Calgary by Amy M Schmitter( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About representation : or, how to avoid being caught between animal perception and human language by Amy M Schmitter( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse on method and meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Descartes's representation of the self by Amy M Schmitter( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

While Descartes's status as a "representationalist" is often a subject of vehement debate, what exactly he means by "representation" is not. I look to Descartes's early work to show that he first conceives of representation through signification, in which the sign and the signified are isomorphic; on this view, relations of representation can be arbitrary and are to be distinguished from relations of resemblance. I then examine images (which Descartes considers to be signs) to show the possibility of an image constructing a relation to its viewer, or "subject-position," in which that subject-position fails to display the attributes of extended things. Such a construction might be applied to the "I" of the Meditations--distinct from all extended substances, it nonetheless has direct access to them through its non-objectified sense-ideas
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Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.63 for Discourse ... to 0.96 for About repr ...)

Alternative Names
Schmitter, Amy Morgan.

English (15)