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Descartes Embodied
Reading Cartesian Philosophy through Cartesian Science

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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521783538

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  • This volume collects some of the seminal essays on Descartes by Daniel Garber, one of the preeminent scholars of early-modern philosophy. A central theme unifying the volume is the interconnection between Descartes's philosophical and scientific interests, and the extent to which these two sides of the Cartesian program illuminate each other, a question rarely treated in the existing literature. This collection will be a mandatory purchase for any serious student of or professional working in 17th-century philosophy, history of science, or history of ideas.

    • Garber is internationally renowned historian of seventeenth-century philosophy
    • Co-editor of The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy
    • Descartes is a central philosopher and we do well with everything we publish on Descartes
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    "This volume is valuable in that it collects in one place essays otherwise not too easy to come by and which together offer a compelling interpretation of Descartes's thought by one of its most distinguished contemporary readers." Review of Metaphysics

    "The quality of scholarship and intelligence of the author make for an excellent and highly recommended book for upper-division undergraduates through faculty and advanced scholars." Choice

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    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521783538
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 160 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Historiographical Preliminaries:
    1. Does history have a future? Some reflections on Bennett and doing philosophy historically
    Part II. Method, Order and Certainty:
    2. Descartes and method in 1637
    3. A point of order: analysis, synthesis, and Descartes's Principles
    4. J. B. Morin and the Second Objections
    5. Descartes and experiment in the Discourse and Essays
    6. Descartes on knowledge and certainty
    Part III. Mind, Body, and the Laws of Nature:
    7. Mind, body, and the laws of nature in Descartes and Leibniz
    8. Understanding interaction: what Descartes should have told Elizabeth
    9. How God causes motion: Descartes, divine sustenance, and occasionalism
    10. Descartes and occasionalism
    11. Semel in Vita: the scientific background to Descartes meditations
    12. Forms and qualities in the Sixth Replies
    Part IV. Larger Visions:
    13. Descartes, or the cultivation of the intellect
    14. Experiment, community, and the constitution of nature in the seventeenth century.

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    Daniel Garber, University of Chicago

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