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  1. Leibniz: Body, Substance, Monad.Daniel Garber - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Daniel Garber presents a study of Leibniz's conception of the physical world, elucidating his puzzling metaphysics of monads, mind-like simple substances.
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  2. Descartes' Metaphysical Physics.Daniel GARBER - 1992 - Studia Leibnitiana 26 (1):127-128.
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    Superheroes in the History of Philosophy: Spinoza, Super-Rationalist.Daniel Garber - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (3):507-521.
    everyone loves superheroes. superheroes, of course, have incredible powers; they can leap tall buildings in a single bound, excel in combat, and have X-ray vision. But, in addition, superheroes have a kind of simplicity of motive and focus that makes them pure and comprehensible in the way in which the people we actually know rarely are. For Superman it is about Truth, Justice, and the American Way. For Batman it is all about fighting evil: defeating the Joker, the Riddler, and (...)
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    Field and Jeffrey Conditionalization.Daniel Garber - 1980 - Philosophy of Science 47 (1):142-145.
  5. Descartes and Spinoza on Persistance and Conatus.Daniel Garber - 1994 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 10:43-68.
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    Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy Through Cartesian Science.Daniel Garber - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume collects some of the seminal essays on Descartes by Daniel Garber, one of the pre-eminent scholars of early-modern philosophy. A central theme unifying the volume is the interconnection between Descartes' philosophical and scientific interests, and the extent to which these two sides of the Cartesian program illuminate each other, a question rarely treated in the existing literature. Amongst the specific topics discussed in the essays are Descartes' celebrated method, his demand for certainty in the sciences, his account of (...)
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  7. Leibniz: Physics and Philosophy.Daniel Garber - 1995 - In Nicholas Jolley (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz. Cambridge University Press. pp. 270--352.
  8. Understanding Interaction: What Descartes Should Have Told Elisabeth.Daniel Garber - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (S1):15-32.
  9. Descartes and Occasionalism.Daniel Garber - 1993 - In Steven Nadler (ed.), Causation in Early Modern Philosophy. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 9--26.
     
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  10. Mind, Body and the Laws of Nature in Descartes and Leibniz.Daniel Garber - 1983 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 8 (1):105-133.
  11. How God Causes Motion: Descartes, Divine Sustenance, and Occasionalism.Daniel Garber - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (10):567-580.
  12. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge History of 17th Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge histories of philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth - century (...)
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  13. What's Philosophical About the History of Philosophy?Daniel Garber - 2005 - In Tom Sorell & G. A. J. Rogers (eds.), Analytic Philosophy and History of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Descartes, Mechanics, and the Mechanical Philosophy.Daniel Garber - 2002 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):185–204.
  15. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers - 1998 - Studia Leibnitiana 30 (1):124-132.
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    G. W. Leibniz Philosophical Essays.Roger Ariew & Daniel Garber (eds.) - 1989 - Hackett.
    Although Leibniz's writing forms an enormous corpus, no single work stands as a canonical expression of his whole philosophy. In addition, the wide range of Leibniz's work--letters, published papers, and fragments on a variety of philosophical, religious, mathematical, and scientific questions over a fifty-year period--heightens the challenge of preparing an edition of his writings in English translation from the French and Latin.
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    Kant and the Early Moderns.Daniel Garber & Béatrice Longuenesse (eds.) - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    "This book is a very important contribution to the study of the history of modern philosophy.
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  18. Soul and Mind: Life and Thought in the Seventeenth Century.Daniel Garber - 1998 - In Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.), The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--559.
     
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    On the Frontlines of the Scientific Revolution: How Mersenne Learned to Love Galileo.Daniel Garber - 2004 - Perspectives on Science 12 (2):135-163.
    : Marin Mersenne was central to the new mathematical approach to nature in Paris in the 1630s and 1640s. Intellectually, he was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners of that program, and published a number of influential books in those important decades. But Mersenne started his career in a rather different way. In the early 1620s, Mersenne was known in Paris primarily as a writer on religious topics, and a staunch defender of Aristotle against attacks by those who would replace (...)
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  20. A Different Descartes: Descartes and the Programme for a Mathematical Physics in His Correspondence.Daniel Garber - 2000 - In John Schuster, Stephen Gaukroger & John Sutton (eds.), Descartes' Natural Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 113--130.
     
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    Learning From the Past: Reflections on the Role of History in the Philosophy of Science.Daniel Garber - 1986 - Synthese 67 (1):91 - 114.
    In recent years philosophers of science have turned away from positivist programs for explicating scientific rationality through detailed accounts of scientific procedure and turned toward large-scale accounts of scientific change. One important motivation for this was better fit with the history of science. Paying particular attention to the large-scale theories of Lakatos and Laudan I argue that the history of science is no better accommodated by the new large-scale theories than it was by the earlier positivist philosophies of science; both (...)
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  22. New Doctrines of Body and its Powers, Place, and Space.Daniel Garber, John Henry, Lynn Joy & Alan Gabbey - 1998 - In Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.), The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 553-623.
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    Locke, Berkeley, and Corpuscular Scepticism.Daniel Garber - 1982 - In Colin Murray Turbayne (ed.), Berkeley: Critical and Interpretive Essays. University of Minnesota Press.
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    Thinking Matter: Materialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain.Daniel Garber - 1985 - Journal of Philosophy 82 (12):729-734.
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    Descartes, The Aristotelians, and The Revolution That Did Not Happen In 1637.Daniel Garber - 1988 - The Monist 71 (4):471-486.
    Descartes is, for us, the father of modern philosophy, the figure with whom the history of our philosophy begins, the philosopher who ended scholasticism once and for all and turned aside the excesses of Renaissance thought. And the Discours de la méthode and Essais is the work in which Descartes seems to have declared his revolution, and announced to the world his independence from the history of philosophy. In the opening pages of his first published writing, Descartes wrote.
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    Descartes and Method in 1637.Daniel Garber - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:225-236.
    This paper attempts to characterize the method that Descartes put forward in the Discours de la methode of 1637 and the earlier Regulae ad Directionem Ingenii. It is argued that because if important changes in Descartes ' scientific and epistemological programs, Descartes abandons the method of his earlier years at just the moment that he makes it public in the Discours.
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  27. Should Spinoza Have Published His Philosophy?Daniel Garber - 2008 - In Charles Huenemann (ed.), Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  28. Leibniz and Idealism.Daniel Garber - 2005 - In Donald Rutherford J. A. Cover (ed.), Leibniz: Nature and Freedom. Oxford University Press. pp. 95--107.
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  29. God, Laws, and the Order of Nature: Descartes and Leibniz, Hobbes, and Spinoza.Daniel Garber - 2013 - In Eric Watkins (ed.), The Divine Order, The Human Order, and the Order of Nature. Oxford University Press. pp. 45-66.
  30. Leibniz and Fardella: Body, Substance and Idealism.Daniel Garber - 2004 - In Paul Lodge (ed.), Leibniz and His Correspondents. Cambridge: Uk ;Cambridge University Press. pp. 123.
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    Descartes Among the Novatores.Daniel Garber - 2015 - Res Philosophica 92 (1):1-19.
    In the Discours de la méthode, Descartes presents himself as a heroic figure, standing up against the current Aristotelian orthodoxy in philosophy, and offering something new, a mechanist physics and the metaphysics to go along with it. But Descartes was by no means the only challenger to Aristotelian natural philosophy: by Descartes’s day, there were many. Descartes was read as one of this group, generally called the novatores in Latin, and often severely criticized for their advocacy of the new. Descartes (...)
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  32. Philosophical Essays.Roger Ariew & Daniel Garber (eds.) - 1695 - Hackett.
     
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  33. Descartes and the Scientific Revolution: Some Kuhnian Reflections.Daniel Garber - 2001 - Perspectives on Science 9 (4):405-422.
    Important to Kuhn's account of scientific change is the observation that when paradigms are in competition with one another, there is a curious breakdown of rational argument and communication between adherents of competing programs. He attributed this to the fact that competing paradigms are incommensurable. The incommensurability thesis centrally involves the claim that there is a deep conceptual gap between competing paradigms in science. In this paper I argue that in one important case of competing paradigms, the Aristotelian explanation of (...)
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  34. 'A Free Man Thinks of Nothing Less Than of Death': Spinoza on the Eternity of the Mind.Daniel Garber - 2005 - In Christia Mercer (ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 103--118.
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    Some Additional Words.Daniel Garber - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (3):537-539.
    i would like to thank Michael Della Rocca for his thoughtful response to my remarks. Needless to say, I am not entirely convinced by everything he says, but I am also sure that he did not think that I would be! The substantive points on which we differ are complex, and deserve careful consideration and argument; this is not the occasion on which to thrash out those differences. But I would like to add a few words about the methodological differences (...)
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    Does History Have a Future? Some Reflections on Bennett and Doing Philosophy Historically.Daniel Garber - 2013 - In Stewart Duncan & Antonia LoLordo (eds.), Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses. Routledge. pp. 347.
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    Geneviéve Rodis-Lewis, Descartes: His Life and Thoughts.Daniel Garber - 1999 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 11 (2):93a.
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    Leibniz’s Metaphysics: A Historical and Comparative Study.Daniel Garber - 1992 - Journal of Philosophy 89 (3):151-165.
  39. What Leibniz Really Said?Daniel Garber - 2008 - In Daniel Garber & Béatrice Longuenesse (eds.), Kant and the Early Moderns. Princeton University Press.
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  40. Descartes and Spinoza on Persistence and Conantus.Daniel Garber - 1995 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 10:43-67.
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  41. Descartes, Method and the Role of Experiment.Daniel Garber - 1998 - In John Cottingham (ed.), Descartes. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution.Daniel Garber - 2004 - Teaching New Histories of Philosophy:1-17.
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    Towards an Antiquarian History of Philosophy.Daniel Garber - 2003 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 2.
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  44. Leibniz, Theology and the Mechanical Philosophy.Daniel Garber - 2009 - In Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Branching Off: the Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge. Bucharest: Zeta Books.
     
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    Merchants of Light and Mystery Men: Bacon's Last Projects in Natural History.Daniel Garber - 2014 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 3 (1):91-106.
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  46. Descartes' Physics.Daniel Garber - 1992 - In John Cottingham (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Descartes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 286--334.
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    Donald Rutherford and Leibniz.Daniel Garber - 2021 - The Leibniz Review 31:1-4.
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    A Point of Order: Analysis, Synthesis, and Descartes's Principles.Daniel Garber & Lesley Cohen - 1982 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 64 (2):136-147.
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    Religio Philosophi.Daniel Garber - 2005 - Cultura 2 (2):101-110.
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    Robert Merrihew Adams and Leibniz.Daniel Garber - 2012 - The Leibniz Review 22:1-8.
    This essay reviews Robert Merrihew Adams’ approaches to the philosophy of Leibniz, both his general methodological approaches, and some of the main themes of his work. It attempts to assess his contribution both to the study of Leibniz and to the history of philosophy more generally.
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