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Rationalism, Platonism, and God

This volume comprises three main papers on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, with extensive responses. It provides a significant contribution to the exploration of the common ground of the great early-modern Rationalist theories, and an examination of the ways in which the mainstream Platonic tradition permeates these theories
Print Book, English, 2007
Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007
x, 143 pages ; 24 cm.
9780197264201, 0197264204
Introduction / Michael Ayers
Plato's sun and Descartes's stove : contemplation and control in Cartesian philosophy / John Cottingham
Comments on Cottingham / Douglas Hedley
Spinoza, Platonism and naturalism / Michael Ayers
Comments on Ayers / Sarah Hutton
The priority of the perfect in the philosophical theology of the Continental rationalists / Robert Merrihew Adams
Comments on Adams / Maria Rosa Antognazza