The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics

The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics

by Richard A. Watson
     
 

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The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system. Following an initial discussion of method in the history of philosophy is an analysis and criticism of late seventeenth-century Cartesianism, tow historical chapters on Cartesian…  See more details below

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The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics combines historical research and philosophical analysis to cast light on why and how Cartesianism failed as a complete metaphysical system. Following an initial discussion of method in the history of philosophy is an analysis and criticism of late seventeenth-century Cartesianism, tow historical chapters on Cartesian theology and two analytic chapters on Cartesian metaphysics that demonstrate its logical inconsistency. Far more radical in its conclusions than his 1966study The Downfall of Cartesianism

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Original and stimulating. . . . The four new chapters deserve close attention. . . . Readers will await further studies by Richard A. Watson all the more impatiently. --Jean-Luc Marion, Archives de Philosophie

Downfall is required reading for anyone doing early modern philosophy, and its reappearance is welcome and long overdue. --Steven Nadler, International Studies in Philosophy

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ISBN-13:
9780872204072
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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