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Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke

Stephen Gaukroger and Catherine Wilson


This collection of essays from leading specialists of the philosophical and scientific writings of Descartes explores not only Descartes’ own writings but also those of his immediate successors and critics in the Cartesian tradition. In the first part, the chapters explore what scientific activity consists in for Descartes, moving from the details of his cosmology and physical optics to the connection between science and ethics in Descartes writings. In the second part, fundamental questions of mind and perception are covered, with the focus on the nature of the mind and soul, and the physiolo ... More

Keywords: Cartesianism, Desmond Clarke, Descartes, early modern philosophy, early modern science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Gaukroger, editor
University of Sydney

Catherine Wilson, editor
University of York