Book ID: CBB000100216

Descartes' Natural Philosophy (2000)


Gaukroger, Stephen W. (Editor)
Schuster, John A. (Editor)
Sutton, John R. (Editor)


Publication Date: 2000
Physical Details: xii + 767 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index
Language: English

Description Contents: Dennis Des Chene: Descartes and the natural philosophy of the Coimbra commentaries. Klaas Van Berkel: Descartes' debt to Beeckman: Inspiration, cooperation, conflict. Stephen Gaukroger: The foundational role of hydrostatics and statics in Descartes' natural philosophy. Peter Mclaughlin: Force, determination and impact. Daniel Garber: A different Descartes: Descartes and the programme for a mathematical physics in his correspondence. Desmond Clarke: Causal powers and occasionalism from Descartes to Malebrache. Theo Verbeek: The invention of nature: Descartes and Regius. Peter Harrison: The influence of Cartesian cosmology in England. Timothy J. Reiss: Neo-Aristotle and method: Between Zabarella and Descartes. Dennis L. Sepper: Figuring things out: Figurate problem-solving in the early Descartes. Jean-Robert Armogathe: The rainbow: A privileged epistemological model. John A. Schuster: Descartes opticien: The construction of the law of refraction and the manufacture of its physical rationales, 1618-29. Alberto Guillermo Renae: A “science for honnêtes hommes:” La Recherche de la Vérité and the deconstruction of experimental knowledge. Trevor Mcclaughlin: Descartes, experiments, and a first generation Cartesian, Jacques Rohault. Annie Bitbol-Hespériès: Cartesian physiology. Stephen Gaukroger: The resources of a mechanist physiology and the problem of goal-directed processes. Katherine Morris: Bêtes-machines. Peter Anstry: Descartes' cardiology and its reception in English physiology. Betsy Newell Decyk: Cartesian imagination and perspectival art. Peter Schouls: From sparks of truth to the glow of possibility. Celia Wolf-Devine: Descartes' theory of visual spatial perception. John Sutton: Symposium on Descartes on perceptual cognition: Introduction. David Behan: Descartes and formal signs. Peter Slezak: Descartes' startling doctrine of the reverse-sign relation. Celia Wolf-Devine: The role of inner objects in perception. Yasuhiko Tomida: Descartes, Locke, and “direct realism”. John Yolton: Replies on my fellow symposiasts. Véronique M. Fóti: Descartes' intellectual and corporeal memories. Gordon Baker: The senses as witnesses. Gary Hatfield: Descartes' naturalism about the mental. Catherine Wilson: Descartes and the corporeal mind: Some implications of the Regius affair. John P. Wright: Perrault's criticism of the Cartesian theory of the soul. John Sutton: The body and the brain. Dennis Des Chene: Life and health in Cartesian natural philosophy. Dennis L. Sepper: The texture of thought: Why Descartes' Meditationes is meditational, and why it matters.

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Authors & Contributors
Baldassarri, Fabrizio
Strazzoni, Andrea
Spink, Aaron
Lo, Melissa Ming-Hwei
Brading, Katherine
Watanabe, Hiroshi
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科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Oxford University Press
J. Vrin, Impr. de la Manutention
Natural philosophy
Descartes, René
Beeckman, Isaac
Regius, Henricus
Rohault, Jacques
Henricus Reneri
Spinoza, Baruch
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
20th century
16th century
Leiden (Netherlands)
Paris (France)

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