Review essay-Jean-Luc Marion’s On Descartes’ Passive Thought: The Myth of Cartesian Dualism, by Han van Ruler

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Han van Ruler is Professor of Intellectual History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor of numerous essay collections on topics in modern philosophy, including (with Giulia Sissa) Utopia 1516–2016: More’s Eccentric Essay and Its Activist Aftermath (Amsterdam University Press, 2016); (with Hugo Verbrugh) Desiderius Erasmus, filosoof en bruggenbouwer: Historische en Rotterdamse Persectieven (Erasmus Akademie, 2008); (with Henri Krop et al.) The Dictionary of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers (Thoemmes Continuum, 2003); and The Crisis of Causality: Voetius and Descartes on God, Nature and Change (Brill, 1995). Since 2011, van Ruler has edited the book series Studies in Intellectual History (Brill). His recent essays include “Philosopher Defying the Philosophers: Descartes’ Life and Works,” in The Oxford Handbook of Descartes and Cartesianism, ed. Steven Nadler, Tad M. Schmaltz, and Delphine Antoine-Mahut (Oxford University Press, 2019); and “La découverte du domain mental: Descartes et la naturalisation de la conscience,” Noctua (2017).

Han van Ruler, “Descartes for Philosophers: Review of Jean-Luc Marion’s On Descartes’ Passive Thought: The Myth of Cartesian Dualism,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:1 (2019), pp. 211-24.