Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Rene Descartes (Google eBook)
Department of Philosophy Bogazici University Stephen Voss Professor
Oxford University Press, Dec 11, 1992 - Science - 368 pages
A major contribution to Descartes studies, this book provides a panorama of cutting-edge scholarship ranging widely over Descartes's own primary concerns: metaphysics, physics, and its applications. It is at once a tool for scholars and--steering clear of technical Cartesian science--an accessible resource that will delight nonspecialists. The contributors include Edwin Curley, Willis Doney, Alan Gabbey, Daniel Garber, Marjorie Grene, Gary Hatfield, Marleen Rozemond, John Schuster, Dennis Sepper, Stephen Voss, Stephen Wagner, Margaret Welson, Jean Marie Beyssade, Michelle Beyssade, Michel Henry, Evert van Leeuwen, Jean-Luc Marion, Genevieve Rodis-Lewis, and Jean-Pierre Seris. Combining new textual sensitivity with attentiveness to history, they represent the best established scholars and most exciting new voices, including both English speaking and newly-translated writers. Part I examines the foundations of Descartes's philosophy: Cartesian certainty; the phenomenology of the cogito and its modulations in the passions; and the defensibility and comprehensibility of the Cartesian God. The second part examines Descartes's groundbreaking metaphysics: mind's distinctness from and interaction with body; imagination; perception; and language. Part III examines Cartesian science: the revolutionary rhetoric of the Rules and the Discourse; the metaphysical foundations of physics; the interplay of rationalism and empiricism; the mechanics and human biology that flow from Descartes's physics.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Its Foundations in the Cogito
Privileged Truth or Exemplary Truth?
The Soul According to Descartes
The Minds Capacities
Simplicity and the Seat of the Soul
Language and Machine in the Philosophy of Descartes
Its Rhetoric Principles and Fruits
Method Discourse and the Act of Knowing
From Metaphysics to Physics
Reason Nature and God in Descartes
Descartes and Experiment in the Discourse and Essays
Ingenium Memory Art and the Unity of Imaginative
Descartes on the Perception of Primary Qualities
appears Aquinas argue Aristotelian auto-affection believe cartes cartes's Cartesian Caterus cause claim clear and distinct cogitatio cogito color conceive conception CSM II CSMK deduction depends Descartes says Descartes's Dioptrics Discourse on Method doctrine doubt Edwin Curley epistemic perspective ergo sum Essays essences eternal truths example existence experiment explain fact God's Harvey heart human idea images intellect interaction interpretation intuition knowledge Leibniz Level light Malebranche Markie mathematics Mathesis Universalis mechanics Mersenne metaphysical certainty method discourse methodological Michel Henry motion natural philosophy nature object Paris passage passions perfect phenomenology philosophy physics pineal gland Plemp position precisely Principles Principles of Philosophy problem proposition pure question Real Distinction Argument reason refraction Regulae relation Replies representation Rule scholastic scientific seems sensation and imagination sense Sixth Meditation soul Suarez substance theology theory things thought tion true understanding universal mathematics University videre
All Book Search results »
Reason, Will, and Sensation: Studies in Descartes's Metaphysics
No preview available - 1994