Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Rene Descartes

Essays on the Philosophy and Science of Rene Descartes

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The past decade has seen a rapid growth in interest in Descartes' thought, and especially in the relationship between his philosophical and scientific work. The essays in this volume, none of which has been published in English before (three have been published in French) represent the best current work on Descartes' philosophy and science, with contributions from an international roster of leading Descartes scholars, including Alan Gabbey, Jean-Marie Beyssade Gary Hatfield, Margaret Wilson, Willis Doney, Daniel Garber, Edwin Curley, and Jean-Luc Marion. The essays range over what Descartes himself regarded as his major contributions: metaphysics, physics, and their applications for the benefit of human beings. Written and edited to be accessible to the non-specialist, the volume should prove useful for courses and seminars on the work of Descartes.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.4 x 24.4mm | 572.3g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings
  • 019507551X
  • 9780195075519
  • 2,109,157

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'the authors include several of the world's leading Descartes scholars ... the volume will be a significant contribution to the literature on Descartes ... it would certainly be bought by every serious academic library, many individual Descartes scholars (of whom there are quite a large number) would buy it; and it might well find some use as a supplemental text in seminars on Descartes (which most graduate programs regularly offer)'
Vere Chappell, Philosophy, University of Massachusetts
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