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Descartes and Method A Search for a Method in Meditations

Descartes and Method: A Search for a Method in Meditations

1st Edition

By Clarence A. Bonnen, Daniel E. Flage
December 22, 2014

Rene Descartes credited his success in philosophy, mathematics, and physics to the discovery of a universal method of inquiry, but he provided no systematic description of his method. Descartes and Method carefully examines Descartes' scattered remarks on his application and puts forward a ...

Descartes Belief, Scepticism and Virtue

Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and Virtue

1st Edition

By Richard Davies
December 01, 2014

Descartes is often regarded as the founder of modern philosophy, and is credited with placing at centre stage the question of what we know and how we know it. Descartes: Belief, Scepticism and Virtue seeks to reinsert his work and thought in its contemporary ethical and theological context. Richard...

Pierre Bayle's Cartesian Metaphysics Rediscovering Early Modern Philosophy

Pierre Bayle's Cartesian Metaphysics: Rediscovering Early Modern Philosophy

1st Edition

By Todd Ryan
August 12, 2014

In his magnum opus, the Historical and Critical Dictionary, Pierre Bayle offered a series of brilliant criticisms of the major philosophical and theological systems of the 17th Century. Although officially skeptical concerning the attempt to provide a definitive account of the truths of metaphysics...

Nominalism and Constructivism in Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Philosophy

Nominalism and Constructivism in Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Philosophy

1st Edition

By David Sepkoski
June 13, 2012

What was the basis for the adoption of mathematics as the primary mode of discourse for describing natural events by a large segment of the philosophical community in the seventeenth century? In answering this question, this book demonstrates that a significant group of philosophers shared the ...

Receptions of Descartes Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe

Receptions of Descartes: Cartesianism and Anti-Cartesianism in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Tad M. Schmaltz
April 09, 2013

Receptions of Descartes is a collection of work by an international group of authors that focuses on the various ways in which Descartes was interpreted, defended and criticized in early modern Europe. The book is divided into five sections, the first four of which focus on Descartes' reception in ...

Insiders and Outsiders in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

Insiders and Outsiders in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By G.A.J. Rogers, Tom Sorell, Jill Kraye
February 14, 2013

Seventeenth-century philosophy scholars come together in this volume to address the Insiders--Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, and Hobbes--and Outsiders--Pierre Gassendi, Kenelm Digby, Theophilus Gale, Ralph Cudworth and Nicholas Malebranche--of the philosocial canon, and the ways in which ...

Hobbes and History

Hobbes and History

1st Edition

Edited By G.A. John Rogers, Thomas Sorell
August 30, 2000

Much of Thomas Hobbes's work can be read as historical commentary, taking up questions in the philosophy of history and the rhetorical possibilities of written history. This collection of scholarly essays explores the relation of Hobbes's work to history as a branch of learning....

The Philosophy of Robert Boyle

The Philosophy of Robert Boyle

1st Edition

By Peter Anstey
November 24, 2011

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Descartes' Natural Philosophy

Descartes' Natural Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster, John Sutton
November 09, 2011

The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy. The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as ...

The Soft Underbelly of Reason The Passions in the Seventeenth Century

The Soft Underbelly of Reason: The Passions in the Seventeenth Century

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Edited By Stephen Gaukroger
November 09, 2011

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Material Falsity and Error in Descartes' Meditations

Material Falsity and Error in Descartes' Meditations

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By Cecilia Wee
March 15, 2011

Material Falsity and Error in Descartes’s Meditations approaches Descartes’s Meditations as an intellectual journey, wherein Descartes’s views develop and change as he makes new discoveries about self, God and matter. The first book to focus closely on Descartes’s notion of material falsity, it ...

Leibniz's Final System Monads, Matter, and Animals

Leibniz's Final System: Monads, Matter, and Animals

1st Edition

By Glenn A. Hartz
December 15, 2010

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was one of the central figures of seventeenth-century philosophy, and a huge intellectual figure in his age. This book from Glenn A. Hartz (editor of the influential Leibniz Review) is an advanced study of Leibniz's metaphysics. Hartz analyzes a very complicated topic, ...

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