Декартов интервал. К вопросу о «понимательном топосе»
The article deals with the concept of «cognitive topos», the idea of which was once proposed by M. K. Mamardashvili and developed by him in many of his works. Based on this idea, the author analyses the principles of the formulation of the first law of nature in Descartes. As an analytical tool of the analysis, the representation of the Cartesian interval as the unfolding interval of constantly recurring moments of the present is proposed. The effects of the interval, according to the author, appear on the surface of Descartes' reasoning as a kind of mobile internal skeletons, creating pockets of tension in the verbal tissue, being fixed by the choice of certain expressions, for example, in his formulations of the First Law of Nature.