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Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Stephen Voss


The past decade has seen a rapid growth in interest in Descartes' thought, and especially in the relationship between his philosophical and scientific work. The chapters in this volume represent the best current work on Descartes' philosophy and science, with contributions from an international roster of leading Descartes scholars, including Alan Gabbey, Jean-Marie Beyssade Gary Hatfield, Margaret Wilson, Willis Doney, Daniel Garber, Edwin Curley, and Jean-Luc Marion. The chapters range over what Descartes himself regarded as his major contributions: metaphysics, physics, and their application ... More

Keywords: Descartes, Descartes' philosophy, metaphysics, physics, human beings, Descartes' science

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195075519
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.001.0001


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1 Introduction

Stephen Voss

I Cartesian Philosophy: Its Foundations in the Cogito and Theology

II Cartesian Metaphysics: The Mind's Capacities and Relations to the Body

13 Language and Machine in the Philosophy of Descartes

Jean-Pierre Séris, and STEPHEN VOSS

III Cartesian Science: Its Rhetoric, Principles, and Fruits

16 From Metaphysics to Physics

Geneviève Rodis-Lewis, and FREDERICK P. VAN DE PITTE

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