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New essays on the rationalists

Author: Rocco J Gennaro; Charles Huenemann
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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This collection presents writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, the three greatest rationalists of the early modern period. The essays explore how their philosophical systems treated matter, substance, human freedom, natural necessity, knowledge, mind and consciousness.
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New essays on the rationalists.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98030454
(OCoLC)39634033
Named Person: René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; Rene Descartes; René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Freiherr von; René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rocco J Gennaro; Charles Huenemann
ISBN: 0585364370 9780585364377
OCLC Number: 47011676
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 391 pages)
Contents: Matter and Substance --
Space and Subtle Matter in Descartes's Metaphysics / Jonathan Bennett --
Descartes on Nothing in Particular / Eric Palmer --
"If a Body Meet a Body": Descartes on Body-Body Causation / Michael Della Rocca --
Descartes's Extended Substances / Matthew Stuart --
Spinoza's Extended Substance: Cartesian and Leibnizian Reflections / J.A. Cover --
Leibniz's Constructivism and Infinitely Folded Matter / Samuel Levey --
Locke and Leibniz and the Debate over Species / Susanna Goodin --
Freedom and Necessity --
Descartes on Spontaneity, Indifference, and Alternatives / Joseph Keim Campbell --
The Range of Leibnizian Compatibilism / Eric Sotnak --
The Necessity of Finite Modes and Geometrical Containment in Spinoza's Metaphysics / Charles Huenemann --
Spinoza's Necessitarianism Reconsidered / Edwin Curley, Gregory Walski --
Mind and Consciousness --
A Spectator at the Theater of the World / Stephen Voss --
Distinctness / Clarence Bonnen, Daniel Flage --
Causation and Similarity in Descartes / Geoffrey Gorham --
Teleology in Spinoza and Early Modern Rationalism / Don Garrett --
"For They Do Not Agree in Nature with Us": Spinoza on the Lower Animals / Margaret D. Wilson --
Leibniz on Consciousness and Self-consciousness / Rocco J. Gennaro --
The Illusory Nature of Leibniz's System / Catherine Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann.

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This collection presents writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, the three greatest rationalists of the early modern period. The essays explore how their philosophical systems treated matter, substance, human freedom, natural necessity, knowledge, mind and consciousness.

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