Causation in early modern philosophy.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1993
Steven M Nadler
|描述：||x, 219 pages ; 24 cm|
|内容：||Descartes and occasionalism / Daniel Garber --
Influxus physicus / Eileen O'Neill --
The occasionalism of Louis de la Forge / Steven Nadler --
Malebranche, models, and causation / Richard A. Watson --
Causation and preestablished harmony in the early development of Leibniz's philosophy / Mark A. Kulstad --
Compossibility and law / Margaret D. Wilson --
Natures, laws, and miracles : the roots of Leibniz's critique of occasionalism / Donald P. Rutherford --
Constancy, emergence, and illusions : obstacles to a naturalistic theory of vision / Catherine Wilson --
Mechanism as a silly mouse : Bayle's defense of occasionalism against the preestablished harmony / Thomas M. Lennon --
The value of harmony / Lois Frankel.
|责任：||edited by Steven Nadler.|
Three general accounts of causation stand out in early modern philosophy: Cartesian interactionism, occasionalism, and Leibniz's preestablished harmony. The contributors to this volume examine these theories in their philosophical and historical context. They address them both as a means for answering specific questions regarding causal relations and in their relation to one another, in particular, comparing occasionalism and the preestablished harmony as responses to Descartes's metaphysics and physics and the Cartesian account of causation. Philosophers discussed include Descartes, Gassendi, Malebranche, Arnauld, Leibniz, Bayle, La Forge, and other, less well-known figures. --From publisher's description.