Descartes Among the Scholastics
Descartes among the Scholastics takes the position that philosophical systems cannot be studied adequately apart from their intellectual context: philosophers accept, modify, or reject doctrines whose meaning and significance are given in a particular culture. Thus, the volume treats Cartesian philosophy as a reaction against, as well as an indebtedness to, scholastic philosophy and touches on many topics shared by Cartesian and late scholastic philosophy: matter and form, causation, infinity, place, time, void, and motion; the substance of the heavens; principles of metaphysics (such as unity, principle of individuation, truth and falsity). One moves from within Cartesian philosophy and its intellectual context in the seventeenth century, to living philosophical debate between Descartes and his contemporaries, to its first reception.
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2 Descartes and the Scotists
3 Ideas before and after Descartes
4 The Cartesian Destiny of Form and Matter and Its Critics
Three Kinds of Corpuscularians
6 Scholastics and the New Astronomy on the Substance of the Heavens
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