Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger

By Stephen Gaukroger

in the direction of the tip of his existence, Descartes released the 1st 4 components of a projected six-part paintings, the rules of Philosophy. This used to be meant to be the definitive assertion of his entire approach of philosophy, facing every little thing from cosmology to the character of human happiness. during this 2002 e-book, Stephen Gaukroger examines the complete approach, and reconstructs the final components, 'On residing issues' and 'On Man', from Descartes' different writings. He relates the paintings to the culture of overdue Scholastic textbooks which it follows, and in addition to Descartes' different philosophical writings, and he examines the ways that Descartes remodeled not just the perform of average philosophy but additionally our knowing of what it really is to be a thinker. His publication is a accomplished exam of Descartes' entire philosophical system.

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