A Companion to Descartes by John Carriero, Janet Broughton, Annie Wauters

By John Carriero, Janet Broughton, Annie Wauters

A set of greater than 30 particularly commissioned essays, this quantity surveys the paintings of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist in most cases considered as the founding father of smooth philosophy, whereas integrating distinctive essays detailing the context and effect of his paintings.

  • Covers the entire variety of old and philosophical views at the paintings of Descartes
  • Discusses his seminal contributions to our knowing of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate principles, substance, causality, God, and the character of animals
  • Explores the philosophical importance of his contributions to arithmetic and science
  • Concludes with a piece at the effect of Descartes's paintings on next philosophers

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The Physica (1669–71) of Honoré Fabri, a Jesuit who corresponded with Mersenne and Leibniz, departs even more from tradition, engaging in controversy with Descartes and other new philosophers. That commentary should have been central to the teaching of natural philosophy for so long reflected the economy of knowledge in the medieval period. In matters of faith, God was the highest authority, whose judgments are given to us in the Bible, and the Fathers of the Church, especially Augustine, were the highest human authorities.

1939–53). Journal tenu par Issac Beeckman de 1604 à 1634, ed. Cornelius de Waard, 4 vols. The Hague: Nijhoff. Descartes, R. (1998). The World and Other Writings, trans. Stephen Gaukroger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Garber, D. (1992). Descartes’ Metaphysical Physics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Gaukroger, S. (1995). Descartes, An Intellectual Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gaukroger, S. (2002). Descartes’ System of Natural Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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