Descartes' natural philosophy

Stephen Gaukroger (Editor), John A. Schuster (Editor), John Sutton (Editor)

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The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy. The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics, cosmology and medicine, and will be of vital interest to all historians of philosophy or science.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages767
ISBN (Electronic)0203463013, 9781134600922, 0203771257
ISBN (Print)0203771257, 9780415510707, 0415219930
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy


  • Descartes, René, 1596-1650--Contributions in philosophy of nature
  • Philosophy of nature

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