Book ID: CBB001500336

Descartes among the Scholastics (2011)

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Ariew, Roger (Author)


Brill


Publication Date: 2011
Edition Details: Revised edition of: Descartes and the last Scholastics. 1999.
Physical Details: x + 358 pp.; ill.
Language: English

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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Authors & Contributors
Thomas, Emily
Smith, Kurt
Dubouclez, Olivier
Schuster, John
Schmit, Christophe
Verelst, Karin
Journals
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Foundations of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Monist: An International Quarterly Journal of General Philosophical Inquiry
Éndoxa
Publishers
Springer
Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg
Bloomsbury
Cambridge University Press
Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana)
Concepts
Cartesianism
Philosophy of science
Metaphysics
Motion (physical)
Physics
Natural philosophy
People
Descartes, René
Newton, Isaac
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Volder, Burchardus de
Varignon, Pierre
Spinoza, Baruch
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
16th century
Places
France
England
Germany
Europe
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