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Descartes occupies a position of piviotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work are treated at length. At the core of the volume are a group of chapters on his metaphysics: the celebrated "Cogito" argument, the proofs of God's existence, the "Cartesian circle" and the dualistic theory of the mind and its relation to his theological and scientific views. Other chapters cover the philosophical implications of his work in algebra, his place in the 17th century scientific revolution, the structure of his physics, and his work on physiology and psychology.

Synopsis:

Leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background of his time.

Synopsis:

Leading scholars present the full range of Descartes' philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought.

Synopsis:

Leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background of his time.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-438) and index.

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Chronology; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Descartes' life and the development of his philosophy Geneviève Rodis-Lewis; 2. Descartes and scholasticism: the intellectual background to Descartes' thought Roger Ariew; 3. The nature of abstract reasoning: philosophical aspects of Descartes' work in algebra Stephen Gaukroger; 4. Cartesian metaphysics and the role of the simple natures Jean-Luc Marion; 5. The Cogito and its importance Peter Markie; 6. The idea of God and the proofs of his existence Jean-Marie Beyssade; 7. The Cartesian circle Louis E. Loeb; 8. Cartesian dualism: theology, metaphysics, and science John Cottingham; 9. Descartes' philosophy of science and the scientific revolution Desmond Clarke; 10. Descartes' physics Daniel Garber; 11. Descartes' physiology and its relation to his psychology Gary Hatfield; 12. Descartes on thinking with the body Amélie Oksenberg Rorty; 13. The reception of Descartes' philosophy Nicholas Jolley; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521366960
Editor:
Cottingham, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Cottingham, John
Author:
Cottingham, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Descartes, rene, 1596-1650
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Descartes, Rene
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Descartes, Renae, --1596-1650
Subject:
Descartes, Ren?e, --1596-1650 Descartes, Ren?
Subject:
Descartes, Ren
Subject:
e,--1596-1650
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.03x6.12x1.14 in. 1.44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Leading scholars present the full range of Descartes' philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought.
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