The Rationalists: Critical Essays on Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz / Edition 388

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This book brings together thirteen articles on the most discussed thinkers in the rationalist movement: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Malebranche. These articles address the topics in metaphysics and epistemology that figure most prominently in contemporary work on these philosophers. The articles have all been produced since 1980, and their authors are among the most respected in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847689118
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 388
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Derk Pereboom is professor of philosophy at the University of Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 I DESCARTES Chapter 4 1. The Method of Doubt Chapter 5 2. Descartes' Case for Dualism Chapter 6 3. The Unity of Descartes' Man Chapter 7 4. How God Causes Motion: Descartes, Divine Sustenance, and Occasionalism Part 8 II SPINOZA Chapter 9 5. Spinoza's Necessitarianism Chapter 10 6. On the Relationship Between Mode and Substance in Spinoza's Metaphysics Chapter 11 7. Spinoza's Argument for the Identity Theory Chapter 12 8. Spinoza's Causal Axiom (Ethics I, Axiom 4) Part 13 III LEIBNIZ Chapter 14 9. Phenomenalism and Corporeal Substance in Leibniz Chapter 15 10. Leibniz and Spinoza on Substance and Mode Chapter 16 11. Natures, Laws, and Miracles: The Roots of Leibniz's Critique of Occasionalism Chapter 17 12. Leibniz's Theory of Relations Part 18 IV MALEBRANCHE Chapter 19 13. Occasionalism and General Will in Malebranche Chapter 20 Bibliography Chapter 21 Authors

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