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The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy, 1637-1739

1st Edition

By Kenneth Clatterbaugh


256 pages

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The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy examines the debate that began as modern science separated itself from natural philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The book specifically explores the two dominant approaches to causation as a metaphysical problem and as a scientific problem.


"The book is a most valuable companion to primary texts. Clatterbaugh writes transparently and with impressive economy. Because he gets down to business and has a lot to say about each of the figures as well as the grander picture, there will be many useful points of discussion arising from the text. The author has done a genuine service to both students and researchers." -- John M. Nicholas, The University of Western Ontario

"…insigntful, provocative, and worthy of recommendation." -- Teaching Philosophy

"…an excellent introduction to the debate in early modern philosophy over the metaphysics and epistemology of causation, particularly on the nature of the interactions between body, mind, and God." -- Philosophy in Review

About the Author

Kenneth Clatterbaugh is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. He has contributed to many journals, including The Monist, The Philosophical Review and History of Philosophy Quarterly.

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