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  1. Cartesian Method and Experiment.Spink Aaron - unknown
    The conception of René Descartes as the arch-rationalist has been sufficiently exploded in recent literature; however, there is still a large lacuna in our understanding of how empirical research and experimentation fits within his philosophy. My dissertation is directed at addressing just this problem. I contend that Descartes’ famed method is not a singular monolith but instead two interdependent methods: one directed at metaphysical and epistemological truth, while the other directed at empirical questions and contingent facts of the world. I (...)
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  • Re‐Examining Descartes’ Algebra and Geometry: An Account Based on the Reguale.Cathay Liu - 2017 - Analytic Philosophy 58 (1):29-57.
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  • Physics and Metaphysics in Descartes' "Principles".Desmond Clarke - 1979 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 10 (2):89.
  • Cartesian Analysis and Synthesis.Athanassios Raftopoulos - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (2):265-308.
    This paper aims to provide an explication of the meaning of ‘analysis’ and ‘synthesis’ in Descartes’ writings. In the first part I claim that Descartes’ method is entirely captured by the term ‘analysis’, and that it is a method of theory elaboration that fuses the modern methods of discovery and confirmation in one enterprise. I discuss Descartes’ methodological writings, assess their continuity and coherence, and I address the major shortcoming of previous interpretations of Cartesian methodology. I also discuss the Cartesian (...)
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