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Clarke, Desmond M.

Works: 51 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 6,248 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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Most widely held works by Desmond M Clarke
Descartes's theory of mind by Desmond M Clarke( )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes's theory of mind has been almost universally misunderstood, because his philosophy has not been seen in the context of his scientific work. Desmond Clarke offers a radical rereading, undoing the received perception of Descartes as the chief defender of mind/body dualism
Descartes : a biography by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rene Descartes is best remembered today for writing "I think, therefore I am," but his main contribution to the history of ideas was his effort to construct a philosophy that would be sympathetic to the new sciences that emerged in the seventeenth century. To a great extent he was the midwife to the Scientific Revolution and a significant contributor to its key concepts. In four major publications, he fashioned a philosophical system that accommodated the needs of these new sciences and thereby earned the unrelenting hostility of both Catholic and Calvinist theologians, who relied on the scholastic philosophy that Descartes hoped to replace. His contemporaries claimed that his proofs of God's existence, in the Meditations, were so unsuccessful that he must have been a cryptic atheist, and that his discussion of scepticism served mainly to fan the flames of libertinism
Descartes' philosophy of science by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of philosophy in early modern Europe ( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A team of leading scholars survey the development of philosophy in the period of extraordinary intellectual change from the mid-16th century to the early 18th century. They cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; and religion
A discourse on the method of rightly conducting one's reason and seeking truth in the sciences by René Descartes( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from (August 22, 2011)
Occult powers and hypotheses : Cartesian natural philosophy under Louis XIV by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rights of nations : nations and nationalism in a changing world ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meditations and other metaphysical writings by René Descartes( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The equality of the sexes : three feminist texts of the seventeenth century by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Desmond M. Clarke presents new translations of three of the first feminist tracts to support explicitly the equality of the sexes. The alleged inferiority of women's nature and the corresponding roles that women were (in)capable of exercising in society was debated in Western culture from the civilization of ancient Greece to the establishment of early Christian churches. There had also been some proponents of women's superiority (in comparison with men) prior to the early modern period. In contrast with both of these claims, the seventeenth century witnessed the first publications that argued for the equality of men and women." -- Publisher website
Philosophical writings by George Berkeley( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Berkeley (1685-1753) was a university teacher, a missionary and, later, a Church of Ireland bishop. This edition offers texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, together with an introduction by Desmond M. Clarke that sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts."--BOOK JACKET
The equality of the sexes by François Poulain de La Barre( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treatise on the human mind (1664) by Louis de La Forge( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first translation into English of the seminal work by one of the earliest exponents of Cartesianism in France and a leading contributor to the theory of causality which came to be known as occasionalism. La Forge also provides a sophisticated version of Cartesian mind-body dualism. This edition, which includes an introductory essay on La Forge's philosophy and comprehensive editorial notes, provides an ideal introduction for students of early modern philosophy to many of the issues which were subsequently developed by Malebranche and expressed in their definitive form in David Hume's analysis of causal relations. This text complements recent new translations into English of Malebranche's works and is suitable for graduate courses and upper-level courses in early modern philosophy
Church and state : essays in political philosophy by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morality and the law ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meditations by René Descartes( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La filosofía de la ciencia de Descartes by Desmond M Clarke( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nietzsche : beyond good and evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English, Middle and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a major work by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings have been deeply influential on subsequent generations of philosophers. It is offered here in a new translation by Judith Norman, with an introduction by Rolf Peter Horstmann that places the work in its historical and philosophical context
Margaret Cavendish Observations upon Experimental Philosophy by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy, drawing on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science
Francis Bacon the New Organon by Francis Bacon( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a new translation by Michael Silverthorne of Bacon's revolutionary work of scientific philosophy, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets it in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities
Adam Smith the Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments is a text of central importance in the history of moral and political thought. This volume offers a new edition of the text with helpful notes for the student reader, together with a substantial introduction that sets the work in its philosophical and historical context
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