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  1. Mary Domski (forthcoming). Descartes' Mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  2. Mary Domski (2013). Kant and Newton on the a Priori Necessity of Geometry. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):438-447.
  3. Mary Domski (2013). Observation and Mathematics. In Peter R. Anstey (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford University Press. 144.
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  4. Mary Domski (2013). Putting the Pieces Back Together Again: Reading Newton's Principia Through Newton's Method. Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (2):318-333.
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  5. Mary Domski (2013). Putting the Pieces Back Together Again: Reading Newton'sPrincipiathrough Newton's Method Steffen Ducheyne . “The Main Business of Natural Philosophy”: Isaac Newton's Natural-Philosophical Methodology . Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. Pp. Xxv+352. $189.00 (Cloth). William L. Harper . Isaac Newton's Scientific Method: Turning Data Into Evidence About Gravity and Cosmology . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. Xviii+424. $75.00 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (2):318-333.
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  6. Mary Domski (2012). Introduction: “Newton and Newtonianism”. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):363-369.
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  7. Mary Domski (2012). Newton and Proclus: Geometry, Imagination, and Knowing Space. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):389-413.
    I aim to clarify the argument for space that Newton presents in De Gravitatione (composed prior to 1687) by putting Newton's remarks into conversation with the account of geometrical knowledge found in Proclus's Commentary on the First Book of Euclid's Elements (ca. 450). What I highlight is that both Newton and Proclus adopt an epistemic progression (or “order of knowing”) according to which geometrical knowledge necessarily precedes our knowledge of metaphysical truths concerning the ontological state of affairs. As I argue, (...)
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  8. Mary Domski (2011). Peter Machamer and J. E. McGuire . Descartes's Changing Mind . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009. Pp. Xi+258. $39.50 (Cloth). [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (1):162-165.
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  9. Mary Domski (2010). Kant on the Imagination and Geometrical Certainty. Perspectives on Science 18 (4):409-431.
    My goal in this paper is to develop our understanding of the role the imagination plays in Kant’s Critical account of geometry, and I do so by attending to how the imagination factors into the method of reasoning Kant assigns the geometer in the First Critique. Such an approach is not unto itself novel. Recent commentators, such as Friedman (1992) and Young (1992), have taken a careful look at the constructions of the productive imagination in pure intuition and highlighted the (...)
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  10. Mary Domski (2010). Newton as Historically-Minded Philosopher. In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
     
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  11. Mary Domski (2010). Newton's Empiricism and Metaphysics. Philosophy Compass 5 (7):525-534.
    Commentators attempting to understand the empirical method that Isaac Newton applies in his Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (1687) are forced to grapple with the thorny issue of how to reconcile Newton's rejection of hypotheses with his appeal to absolute space. On the one hand, Newton claims that his experimental philosophy does not rely on claims that are assumed without empirical evidence, and on the other hand, Newton appeals to an absolute space that, by his own characterization, does not make (...)
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  12. Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (2010). Discourse on a New Method, or a Manifesto for a Synthetic Approach to History and Philosophy of Science. In Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.), Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
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  13. Michael Friedman, Mary Domski & Michael Dickson (eds.) (2010). Discourse on a New Method: Reinvigorating the Marriage of History and Philosophy of Science. Open Court.
    Addressing a wide range of topics, from Newton to Post-Kuhnian philosophy of science, these essays critically examine themes that have been central to the influential work of philosopher Michael Friedman.
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  14. Mary Domski (2009). Newton as Philosopher. Early Science and Medicine 14 (4):590-592.
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  15. Mary Domski (2009). The Intelligibility of Motion and Construction: Descartes' Early Mathematics and Metaphysics, 1619–1637. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (2):119-130.
  16. Mary Domski (2008). The Transcendental and the Geometrical: Kant's Argument for the Infinity of Space. In Valerio Rohden, Ricardo R. Terra, Guido A. de Almeida & Margit Ruffing (eds.), Law and Peace in Kant's Philosophy. Walter de Gruyter.
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  17. Mary Domski, The God of Matter, the God of Geometry: The Connection Between Descartes' Math and Metaphysics.
    Building on the work of Henk Bos and John Schuster, I will examine how the story of Descartes-the-philosopher and Descartes-the-mathematician proceeds in the years immediately following 1628. Specifically, I will focus on the 1633 Le Monde and the 1637 Geometry and hope to show that Descartes is still trying in this period to integrate his distinctively Cartesian version of math with his distinctively Cartesian version of philosophy. Being even more specific, I will look at the creation story presented in Le (...)
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  18. Mary Domski (2006). Construction Without Spatial Constraints: A Reply to Emily Carson. Locke Studies 6:85-99.
     
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  19. Mary Domski (2003). The Constructible and the Intelligible in Newton's Philosophy of Geometry. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1114-1124.
    In the preface to the Principia (1687) Newton famously states that “geometry is founded on mechanical practice.” Several commentators have taken this and similar remarks as an indication that Newton was firmly situated in the constructivist tradition of geometry that was prevalent in the seventeenth century. By drawing on a selection of Newton's unpublished texts, I hope to show the faults of such an interpretation. In these texts, Newton not only rejects the constructivism that took its birth in Descartes's Géométrie (...)
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