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A companion to Descartes

Author: Janet Broughton; John Peter Carriero
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2008.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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With more than 30 commissioned essays, this volume details the work of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist commonly regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. Concluding with discussions of the impact of Descartes's work on subsequent generations of philosophers, the essays offer perspectives on this giant of the history of modern thought.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Broughton; John Peter Carriero
ISBN: 9781405121545 1405121548 9781444337846 144433784X
OCLC Number: 122291549
Description: xvi, 542 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: The intellectual context --
Life and works / Stephen Gaukroger --
Aristotelian natural philosophy : body, cause, nature / Dennis Des Chene --
Descartes and Augustine / Catherine Wilson --
Descartes and the legacy of ancient scepticism / Casey Perin --
Mathematics and natural philosophy --
Descartes and Galileo : Copernicanism and the metaphysical foundations of physics / Michael Friedman --
Explanation as confirmation in Descartes's natural philosophy / Ernan McMullin --
Descartes and mathematics / Paolo Mancosu --
Descartes's optics : light, the eye, and visual perception / Margaret J. Osler --
Epistemology and metaphysics --
Descartes's method / Murray Miles --
Descartes's use of doubt / David Owens --
Self-knowledge / Janet Broughton --
Descartes on true and false ideas / Deborah J. Brown --
Clear and distinct perception / Sarah Patterson --
Causation without intelligibility and causation without God in Descartes / Michael Della Rocca --
Descartes on substance / Vere Chappell --
Descartes and the metaphysics of extension / C.G. Normore --
The role of God in Descartes's philosophy / John Cottingham --
The Cartesian circle and the foundations of knowledge / John Carriero --
Cartesian innateness / Alan Nelson --
Descartes on the will and judgment / Lex Newman --
Omnipotence, modality and conceivability / Lilli Alanen --
Descartes's dualism / Marleen Rozemond --
The union and interaction of mind and body / Paul Hoffman --
Animals / Gary Hatfield --
How to engineer a human being : passions and functional explanation in Descartes / Amy M. Schmitter --
Descartes's ethics / Lisa Shapiro --
Descartes's legacy --
Descartes's legacy in the seventeenth century : problems and polemic / Thomas M. Lennon --
Contemporary reactions to Descartes's philosophy of mind / Quassim Cassam --
Descartes and the phenomenological tradition / Wayne M. Martin --
Our debt to Descartes / Barry Stroud.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 38.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Broughton and John Carriero.
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