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Descartes' metaphysical physics

Author: Daniel Garber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Series: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book-length treatment of Descartes' natural philosophy. Garber is principally concerned with Descartes' accounts of matter and motion--the joint between Descartes' philosophical and scientific  Read more...

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Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; Physik; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Garber
ISBN: 0226282171 9780226282176 0226282198 9780226282190
OCLC Number: 24318882
Description: xiv, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface --
Abbreviations --
Prologue --
1. Descartes' Vocation --
2. Descartes' Project --
3. Body: Its Existence and Nature --
4. Descartes against His Teachers: The Refutation of Hylomorphism --
5. Descartes against the Atomists: Indivisibility, Space, and Void --
6. Motion --
7. Motion and Its Laws: Part 1, Preliminaries and the Laws of Persistence --
8. Motion and Its Laws: Part 2, The Law of Impact --
Appendix --
God and the Ground of the Laws of Motion: Immutability, Force, and Finite Causes --
Afterword --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Science and its conceptual foundations.
Responsibility: Daniel Garber.
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