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BURLANDO, Giannina. Descártese moral meditations: passion and life preservation. Veritas [online]. 2011, n.25, pp. 75-91. ISSN 0718-9273. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-92732011000200005.
The hypothesis held in the current study is that Descartes is truly concerned about moral matters; that his moral meditations involve a doctúne on the passions of the soul and a conception of life as well, both of them intrinsically tied up. Thus, my pupose is as follows: first, to show that it is possible to reconstruct crucial aspects of Descartes’s moral meditations after the analysis of his copus doctúnae: that his moral stand involves a new conception of the passions. Secondly, I shall underline that ethos y pathos are connected in his úews; that this connection is explica in Descartes’s ideas of practical knowkdge, namely, in the sort of praxis recon as «the exercise ofúrtue», the «úvre heureusement». Thirdly 1 mili approach the question on wherein does cartesian morality lye? ¿Is it a matter of concepts, judgments, character, education, action and practical wisdom, or rather a question of the intúnsic properties of things and human agents, or even a mixture among some of these?
Palavras-chave : Descartes; moral meditations; passions.