- Title Pages
- 1 The Visible and the Intelligible
- 2 Plato's Early and Late Methods
- 3 Matter and Division
- 4 Analysis and Clarity and Distinctness
- 5 A General Theory of Clarity and Distinctness
- 6 The General Theory Continued
- 7 Enumeration, Quantity, and Measurement
- 8 Synthesis and System Building
- 9 Synthesis and the Principle of Addition
- 10 Metaphysics, Mathematics, and Metaphor
- 11 Material Structure and Calculating Machines
- 12 How Analysis and Synthesis are Related
- 13 Is Matter Real?
- 14 Empirical Ideality, Reality, and Matter
- 15 Empirical Reality and Intelligible Matter
- 16 Transcendental Matter
- Tying up the Loose Ends—Closing Remarks
- (p.1) Introduction
- Matter Matters
Kurt Smith (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
The Introduction discusses the purpose of the book, which is to look at a seventeenth-century answer to the essential question of this book: why matter? Why a spatio-temporal cosmos? The Introduction explains that this is not an empirical question but a philosophical question. The Introduction explains the parts of the book.
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