is] a thorough and careful study of Descartes's account of the mind/soul. (Stephen Gaukroger Time Literary Supplement
] is a brilliant book. Rozemond provides an excellent articulation of the dualism of Descartes. Her analytic skills are very high, and her references to the medieval background of Descartes's theory of knowledge are crisp and secure...Rozemond's interest in the medievals also leads to a most informative, and rare, presentation of the influence of the doctrine of transubstantiation on discussions of substance and sense qualities. Among the many books on Descartes, this one ranks with a mere handful in terms of the highest worth. (M. A. Bertman Choice
[Rozemond's] discussion of the scholastic context of Descartes' arguments is exceedingly clear and informative, and should be read by anyone who really wishes to understand the context and meaning of Descartes' argument. (John Barresi Journal of Consciousness Studies
About the Author
Marleen Rozemond is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.