The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy 1637-1739

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The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy 1637-1739

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 239 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415914765
  • DDC分類 122.09032

基本説明

The book specifically explores the two dominant approaches to causation - as a metaphysical problem and as a scientific problem.

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The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy examines the debate that began as modern science separated itself from natural philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The book specifically explores the two dominant approaches to causation as a metaphysical problem and as a scientific problem.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii(2)
Editions and Abbreviations ix
1. The Debate 1 (16)
2. Descartes: The Metaphysics of Causation 17 (30)
3. Descartes: The Epistemology of Causation 47 (20)
4. Classical Mechanism: Hobbes and Gassendi 67 (30)
5. The Temptation of Occasionalism: Le 97 (32)
Grand and Malebranche
6. Causes and Sufficient Reason: Spinoza and 129(28)
Leibniz
7. The Limits of Classical Mechanism: 157(26)
Boyle, Rohault, and Newton
8. The Attempted Alignment of Philosophy and 183(24)
Physics: Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
9. Summation and Final Ironies 207(4)
Notes 211(4)
Bibliography 215(18)
Index 233