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The Resource The Battle of the Gods and Giants : the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715

The Battle of the Gods and Giants : the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715

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The Battle of the Gods and Giants : the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715
Title
The Battle of the Gods and Giants
Title remainder
the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715
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Language
eng
Summary
By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other. What would be the scientific image to succeed the Aristotelian model? Thomas Lennon argues here that the contest between the supporters of Descartes and the supporters of Gassendi to decide this issue was the most important philosophical debate of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Descartes and Gassendi inspired their followers with radically opposed perspectives on space, the objects
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Lennon, Thomas M
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in Intellectual History and the History of Philosophy
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  • Gassendi, Pierre
  • Descartes, René
  • Locke, John
  • Descartes, René
  • Gassendi, Pierre
  • Locke, John
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Philosophy
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The Battle of the Gods and Giants : the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715
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Cover; Contents
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Note on Documentation ; I. The Philosophical Terrain; 1 The Gassendist Failure; 2 The Gassendist Success; 3 The Interminable Battle; 4 Other Wars; II. The Giants of the Seventeenth Century; 5 Dramatis Personae; 6 Mind versus Flesh; 7 Gassendist Theories of Space: Apotheosis and Annihilation ; 8 Physical and Metaphysical Atomism; III. Locke: Gassendist Anti-Cartesian; 9 Locke and Gassendi; 10 Locke and Descartes; 11 Enthusiasm; IV. The Gods of the Seventeenth Century; 12 Descartes's Idealism; 13 Malebranche's Realism; 14 Malebranche's Idealism; V. Ideas and Representation
  • 15 Two Patterns of Ideas16 Arguments for Representationalism; 17 Two Versions of the Causal Argument; VI. The Untouchable and the Uncuttable; 18 Space and Solidity; 19 Simple and Complex Ideas; 20 Primary and Secondary Qualities; 21 Powers; 22 Matter and Creation; 23 The Bestial Soul; VII. Innateness, Abstraction, and Essences; 24 innateness; 25 Essences and Abstraction; 26 The Polemic with Stillingfleet; VIII. Philosophy and the Historiography of Philosophy ; 27 Dissimulation and Meaning; 28 What Locke Said; 29 Two Camps of Historians; 30 History and Interpretation; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn884012889
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (435 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400863396
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt735ntn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884012889
Label
The Battle of the Gods and Giants : the Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715
Publication
Note
Cover; Contents
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Note on Documentation ; I. The Philosophical Terrain; 1 The Gassendist Failure; 2 The Gassendist Success; 3 The Interminable Battle; 4 Other Wars; II. The Giants of the Seventeenth Century; 5 Dramatis Personae; 6 Mind versus Flesh; 7 Gassendist Theories of Space: Apotheosis and Annihilation ; 8 Physical and Metaphysical Atomism; III. Locke: Gassendist Anti-Cartesian; 9 Locke and Gassendi; 10 Locke and Descartes; 11 Enthusiasm; IV. The Gods of the Seventeenth Century; 12 Descartes's Idealism; 13 Malebranche's Realism; 14 Malebranche's Idealism; V. Ideas and Representation
  • 15 Two Patterns of Ideas16 Arguments for Representationalism; 17 Two Versions of the Causal Argument; VI. The Untouchable and the Uncuttable; 18 Space and Solidity; 19 Simple and Complex Ideas; 20 Primary and Secondary Qualities; 21 Powers; 22 Matter and Creation; 23 The Bestial Soul; VII. Innateness, Abstraction, and Essences; 24 innateness; 25 Essences and Abstraction; 26 The Polemic with Stillingfleet; VIII. Philosophy and the Historiography of Philosophy ; 27 Dissimulation and Meaning; 28 What Locke Said; 29 Two Camps of Historians; 30 History and Interpretation; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn884012889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (435 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863396
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735ntn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884012889

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