Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy Through Cartesian Science

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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.

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Contents

DOES HISTORY HAVE A FUTURE? SOME REFLECTIONS ON BENNETT AND DOING PHILOSOPHY HISTORICALLY
13
METHOD ORDER AND CERTAINTY
31
DESCARTES AND METHOD IN 1637
33
A POINT OF ORDER ANALYSIS SYNTHESIS AND DESCARTES PRINCIPLES WITH LESLEY COHEN
52
JB MORIN AND THE SECOND OBJECTIONS
64
DESCARTES AND EXPERIMENT IN THE DISCOURSE AND ESSAYS
85
DESCARTES ON KNOWLEDGE AND CERTAINTY FROM THE DISCOURS TO THE PRINCIPIA
111
MIND BODY AND THE LAWS OF NATURE
131
HOW GOD CAUSES MOTION DESCARTES DIVINE SUSTENANCE AND OCCASIONALISM
189
DESCARTES AND OCCASIONALISM
203
SEMEL IN VITA THE SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND TO DESCARTES MEDITATIONS
221
FORMS AND QUALITIES IN THE SIXTH REPLIES
257
LARGER VISIONS
275
DESCARTES OR THE CULTIVATION OF THE INTELLECT
277
EXPERIMENT COMMUNITY AND THE CONSTITUTION OF NATURE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
296
SOURCES
329

MIND BODY AND THE LAWS OF NATURE IN DESCARTES AND LEIBNIZ
133
UNDERSTANDING INTERACTION WHAT DESCARTES SHOULD HAVE TOLD ELISABETH
168

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