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Matter MattersMetaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period$
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Kurt Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583652

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.001.0001

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The General Theory Continued

The General Theory Continued

(p.99) 6 The General Theory Continued
Matter Matters

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In this chapter the general theory of clarity and distinctness is further developed. The chapter explains how Descartes's method of analysis (for establishing the schema of clear and distinct ideas) looks to be an ancestor to the sort of constructional system developed by Rudolph Carnap in his Aufbau. Here, the chapter finally arrives at a rigorous statement of the systematic Cartesian concepts of clarity and distinctness, and how these connect to Descartes's concepts of intuition, deduction, and enumeration.

Keywords:   analysis, enumeration, common natures, clarity, distinctness, intuition, deduction

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