Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Experience and the matter of mind : dualism, classicism, and the myth of the modern subject in seventeenth-century France
  • Front matter : placing Descartes's Meditations
  • A state of mind : embodying the sovereign in Poussin's The judgment of Solomon
  • The witch from Colchis : Corneille's Médée, Chimène's Le Cid, and the invention of classical genius
  • Seeing is believing : image and Imaginaire in Molière's Sganarelle
  • The ghost in the machine : reason, faith, and experience in Pascalian apologetics
  • Des mots sans fin : meaning and the end(s) of history in Boileau's Satire XII, 'Sur l'equivoque'.