The Cambridge Companion to Descartes (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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The Cambridge Companion to Descartes (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 624 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521366236
  • DDC分類 194

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Descartes occupies a position of pivotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work, are treated at length. At the core of the volume are a group of chapters on his metaphysics: the celebrated 'Cogito' argument, the proofs of God's existence, the 'Cartesian circle' and the dualistic theory of the mind and its relation to his theological and scientific views. Other chapters cover the philosophical implications of his work in algebra, his place in the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, the structure of his physics, and his work on physiology and psychology.

Table of Contents

        List of contributors                       vii
Chronology x
Abbreviations xii
Introduction 1 (20)
Descartes' life and the development of his 21 (37)
philosophy
Genevieve Rodis-Lewis
Descartes and scholasticism: the intellectual 58 (33)
background to Descartes' thought
Roger Ariew
The nature of abstract reasoning: 91 (24)
philosophical aspects of Descartes' work in
algebra
Stephen Gaukroger
Cartesian metaphysics and the role of the 115(25)
simple natures
Jean-Luc Marion
The Cogito and its importance 140(34)
Peter Markie
The idea of God and the proofs of his 174(26)
existence
Jean-Marie Beyssade
The Cartesian circle 200(36)
Louis E. Loeb
Cartesian dualism: theology, metaphysics, and 236(22)
science
John Cottingham
Descartes' philosophy of science and the 258(28)
scientific revolution
Desmond Clarke
Descartes' physics 286(49)
Daniel Garber
Descartes' physiology and its relation to his 335(36)
psychology
Gary Hatfield
Descartes on thinking with the body 371(22)
Amelie Oksenberg Rorty
The reception of Descartes' philosophy 393(31)
Nicholas Jolley
Bibliography 424(15)
Index 439