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Descartes" System of Natural Philosophy

by Stephen Gaukroger

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Western philosophy, c 1600 to c 1800,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy,
  • Descartes, Renâe,--1596-1650,
  • Philosophy / History, Criticism, Surveys,
  • Descartes, Renâe,,
  • Logic,
  • 1596-1650,
  • Descartes, Rene,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7755169M
    ISBN 100521808979
    ISBN 109780521808972

    Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy. In this book, Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts from Descartes' other writings. This book reconstructs key aspects of the early career of Descartes from to ; that is, up through the point of his composing his first system of natural philosophy, Le Monde, in It focuses upon the overlapping and intertwined development of Descartes’ projects in physico-mathematics, analytical mathematics, universal method, and, finally, systematic corpuscular .

    Free 2-day shipping. Buy Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy (Hardcover) at Descartes’s scientific ambitions were, to be sure, a crucial part of his philosophical project, and Clarke’s careful and persuasive exploration of them provides an important addition to the literature; but to understand the full picture we need to see how Descartes’s system was shaped not just by the early-modern revolution in physics.

    Stephen Toulmin has argued in Cosmopolis () that Descartes and his followers suppressed the emergence of true modernity - tolerance, relativism, and indeterminacy - for over years with their attempt to unify all knowledge through the power of reason and create a cosmopolis: an unchanging, logically-based system for the human and natural. René Descartes (IPA: March 31 – February 11 ), also known as Cartesius, was a noted French philosopher, mathematician, and the "Founder of Modern Philosophy" and the "Father of Modern Mathematics," he ranks as one of the most important and influential thinkers of modern good or bad, much of subsequent western philosophy is a reaction to his writings.


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Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human by:   Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy.

This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human happiness.5/5(1).

Gaukroger, Stephen, Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge University Press,pp, $ (pbk), ISBN Reviewed by Ed Slowik, Winona State University Although largely neglected over the past few centuries, Descartes’ natural philosophy (i.e., science) has lately undergone a sort of renaissance of academic interest.

Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy - Kindle edition by Gaukroger, Stephen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy.4/5(2).

Previous Books include: Explanatory Structures (), Descartes: Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics (), Cartesian Logic (), Descartes, An Intellectual Biography (), Descartes: The World and Other Writings (Cambridge University Press, ), The Soft Underbelly of Reason (), Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy () and 4/5(2).

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Descartes’ System of Natural Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger. Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy.

This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human. This book is part of an ongoing project in which my aim is to understand how the process of shaping cognitive values around scientific ones began in the early modern era, and it is in many ways a companion to my Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early Modern Philosophy (Cambridge, ).

Descartes and Bacon are two of the founders of early modern thought, in many respects the founders. Descartes' system of natural philosophy. [Stephen Gaukroger] 'Gaukroger's book provides many insights into the sturcture and function of Descartes' natural philosophy and should provoke fruitful discussions in the relevant areas of Cartesian and Early Modern.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Descartes’ system of natural philosophy LeMonde,withsomeimportantadditions(suchastherulesofcollisionand distinctive system of natural philosophy. Descartes’ earliest writings, which derive from late /early.

The book was an ambitious attempt by Descartes to set forth, in textbook form, an entire system of thought about the nature of matter, the nature of the mind, and the activity of God in creating and setting in motion the universe.

The book is in four parts. The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy.

The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics, cosmology and medicine, and will be of vital interest to all historians of philosophy or science. Natural philosophy or philosophy of nature (from Latin philosophia naturalis) was the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe that was dominant before the development of modern is considered to be the precursor of natural science.

From the ancient world, starting with Aristotle, to the 19th century, natural philosophy was the common term for the practice of studying. Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen BradfordAuthor: Jorge Secada.

Rene Descartes, French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who has been called the father of modern philosophy. He was among the first to abandon Scholastic Aristotelianism by formulating the first modern version of mind-body dualism and by applying an original system of methodical doubt.

The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy.

The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics. The World, also called Treatise on the Light (French title: Traité du monde et de la lumière), is a book by René Descartes (–).

Written between andit contains a nearly complete version of his philosophy, from method, to metaphysics, to physics and biology. Descartes espoused mechanical philosophy, a form of natural philosophy popular in the 17th century. Cartesian Critters Can't Remember.

Devin Sanchez Curry - - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A - - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A The rest of the book, beginning with Part II, deals with Descartes' natural philosophy, or what we would call "science." Descartes lays out the principles of his physics in Part II.

In Part III he uses these principles to develop his theory of the structure of the universe and the solar system. Descartes, Natural Philosopher explicable in terms of matter and motion.

Consequently, mechanics became the most fundamental part of natural philosophy, and impact, the only causal process in the mechanical world, was the fundamental mechanical problem crying out for : Margaret J. Osler. Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy Stephen Gaukroger Cambridge Cambridge University Press vii + Hardback£, $Author: Antonia Lolordo.For other things named Descartes, see Descartes (disambiguation).

René Descartes (Ma – Febru ), also known as Cartesius, was a noted French philosopher, mathematician, and the "Founder of Modern Philosophy" and the "Father of Modern Mathematics," he ranks as one of the most important and influential thinkers of modern times [citation needed].

Stephen Gaukroger is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney, and presently holds an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship. His works include Descartes: An Intellectual Biography (), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-modern Philosophy (), and Descartes’ System of Natural Philosophy ().