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Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy .

Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy . - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511029486

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ISBN13: 978-0511029486
ISBN10: 0511029489
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
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Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy . - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511029486

Gaukroger

ISBN13: 978-0511029486
ISBN10: 0511029489
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy, dealing with everything from cosmology to the nature of human happiness. Stephen Gaukroger examines the system, and reconstructs the last two parts, "On Living Things" and "On Man", from Descartes' other writings. He relates the work to the tradition of late Scholastic textbooks which it follows, and also to Descartes' other philosophical writings.

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