David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1987)
Rene Descartes had a remarkably short working life, yet his contribution to philosophy and physics have endured to this day. He is perhaps best known for his statement, "Cogito, ergo sum," the cornerstone of his metaphysics. Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, and optics. In this book, Sorell shows that Descarates was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of the new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his philosophies to support his discoveries in the sciences.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.17 used (74% off) $4.98 new (59% off) $9.84 direct from Amazon (18% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B1875.S67 2000|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Karen McBride-Henry, Gillian White & Cheryl Benn (2009). Inherited Understandings: The Breast as Object. Nursing Inquiry 16 (1):33-42.
Similar books and articles
John Cottingham (ed.) (1994). Reason, Will, and Sensation: Studies in Descartes's Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
Stephen Gaukroger (1997). Descartes: An Intellectual Biography. Clarendon Press.
John A. Schuster (2012). Physico-Mathematics and the Search for Causes in Descartes' Optics—1619–1637. Synthese 185 (3):467-499.
Stephen Voss (ed.) (1993). Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes. Oxford University Press.
Martial Gueroult (1980). The Metaphysics and Physics of Force in Descartes. In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), Descartes: Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics. Harvester Press 196--229.
Samir Okasha (2002). Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Thomas C. Vinci (1998). Cartesian Truth. Oxford University Press.
José Luis Bermúdez (1997). Scepticism and Science in Descartes. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (4):743-772.
Jeffrey McDonough (forthcoming). Descartes' Dioptrics and Descartes' Optics. In Nolan Larry (ed.), The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon. Cambridge
Tom Sorell (1987). Descartes. New York ;Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #200,376 of 1,725,168 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #268,621 of 1,725,168 )
How can I increase my downloads?