De Rosa's examination of sensory representation in Descartes is both an intensive study and a masterful polemic on a subject of major concern to all Descartes scholars. It is an excellent contribution to a recent renaissance of erudite and deep studies of Descartes' epistemology. Richard A. Watson, Journal of the History of Philosophy De Rosa's book presents an interesting thesis... It also addresses a wide range of Cartesian texts, and provides a useful entree into the complex literature on Cartesian sensation theory... It should promote discussion of a topic that Hume rightly considered indispensible to an in-depth understanding of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophy. David Clemenson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
About the Author
Raffaella De Rosa
is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.