Descartes' Natural Philosophy

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Stephen Gaukroger, John Schuster, John Sutton
Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2002 - Philosophy - 784 pages
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The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy. The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics, cosmology and medicine, and will be of vital interest to all historians of philosophy or science.

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Educated at University of London (BA, 1974) and University of Cambridge (PhD, 1977). Currently Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science, University of Sydney. Previous Books include: Explanatory Structures (1978), ed, Descartes: Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics (1980), Cartesian Logic (1989), Descartes, An Intellectual Biography (1995), Descartes: The World and Other Writings (Cambridge University Press, 1998), ed., The Soft Underbelly of Reason (1998), ed, with J. Schuster and J. Sutton, Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy (2000), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early Modern Philosophy (2001).

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