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The Janus‐Faced Theory of Ideas of the Senses

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The leading idea of this chapter is that, for Descartes, intellectual ideas make it obvious what metaphysical category the properties they disclose to the mind fall into but not whether they are ... More


Descartes’s Principles: Physical Unities

Emily R. Grosholz

in Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter examines Descartes's difficulties in establishing starting points for his physics. In one sense, the starting point of the Principles, ... More


Causes, Existence, and Ideas

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

There are two main formulations of a key causal principle in the Cartesian a priori philosophical system: one, present in Meditation III, says that the cause of the representational content ... More


Self Knowledge and the Rule of Truth

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Basic Cartesian intuitions are directed at simple natures, not truths; but intuitions are also a foundation for propositional knowledge. There are two basic objectives of this chapter: (1) to show ... More


The Theory of Natural Knowledge

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Cartesian epistemology comprises three main divisions: (1) an a priori theory, discussed in Chs. 1–3, (2) a psychological theory of error explanations in judgment induced by features of our sense ... More


The Middle Spinoza

Charles Huenemann

in Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195128154
eISBN:
9780199786008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512815X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay explores Spinoza’s early work, Metaphysical Thoughts, which was published as an appendix to his commentary on Descartes’s Principles of Philosophy. It discusses four topics that illustrate ... More


Giuseppa Eleonora Barbapiccola

in The Contest for Knowledge: Debates over Women's Learning in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010540
eISBN:
9780226010564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010564.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents Giuseppa Eleonora Barbapiccola's translation of René Descartes's Principles of Philosophy. More than simply a translation of Descartes's work, this work is a manifesto of ... More


Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

Niccolo Guicciardini

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013178
eISBN:
9780262258869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians of mathematics have devoted considerable attention to Isaac Newton’s work on algebra, series, fluxions, quadratures, and geometry. This book examines a critical aspect of Newton’s work ... More


When Was Spinoza Not Young Any More?

Frédéric Manzini

in The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199971657
eISBN:
9780199346127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971657.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter poses the question: “When was Spinoza not young anymore?” As it points out, there is much discussion about whether Spinoza’s system was the same in his early works as in his Ethics. The ... More


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