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  • ISBN: 0192854097
  • ISBN: 9780192854094
  • Physical Description: print
    116 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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General Note: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987, in series: Past masters.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Matter and Metaphysics -- The discovery of a vocation -- One science one method -- 'Absolutes', simple natures, and problems -- Roaming about in the world -- Paris -- The suppressed physics -- Three specimens of a method -- A new 'logic' -- The need for metaphysics -- The meditations -- Doubt without scepticism? -- The theologians and the God of physics -- Ideas -- The mind -- Body -- The physics made public -- The 'other science' -- Last days -- Descartes's ghost -- Further readings -- Index.
Summary, etc.: "Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics. In this book Tom Sorell shows that Descartes was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of a new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his metaphysics to support his programme in the sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Descartes, René 1596-1650
Science Philosophy History 17th century
Descartes, René 1596-1650 Criticism and interpretation
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