Descartes' system of natural philosophy / Stephen Gaukroger.

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. Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts from Desca...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gaukroger, Stephen
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Before the Principia
  • 2. The Principia and the Scholastic textbook tradition
  • 3. Principia, Part I: The principles of knowledge
  • 4. Principia, Part II: The principles of material objects
  • 5. Principia, Part III: The visible universe
  • 6. Principia, Part IV: The Earth
  • 7. Principia, Part V: Living things
  • 8. Principia, Part VI: Man.