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The Aristotelian Background

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Before turning to Descartes, we must first know something of the view he seeks to supplant. This chapter argues in detail that Aristotelian causation is logical necessitation. Even on the ... More


A Scholastic Mechanism

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

In sharp contrast to Malebranche, Pierre‐Sylvain Régis tries to reconcile Descartes's ontology with scholastic concurrentism. Rather than embrace occasionalism, Régis attempts to hold onto the notion ... More


Régis Against the Occasionalists

Walter Ott

in Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570430
eISBN:
9780191722394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570430.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Drawing on scholastic sources such as Aquinas, Régis argues that occasionalism cannot account for the diversity of effects in the natural world. Moreover, Régis argues, motion cannot exist without ... More


The Regulation of Male Homosexuality in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, 1789–1815

Michael David Sibalis

in Homosexuality in Modern France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093032
eISBN:
9780199854493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093032.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the regulation of male homosexuality in France during the period from 1789 to 1815. Consensual sexual relations between adults of the same sex has been legal in ... More


On Mediation as Interface

Garrett Stewart

in Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201214
eISBN:
9780226201351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201351.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This epilogue, in reviewing the place of film theory in a reconception of contemporary surveillance cinema—collapsed at times to a hypermediated and indiscriminate aesthetic of ... More


Chemical Philosophy vs. Rationalistic Mechanicism: The Heuristic Limits of Cartesianism for Chemistry

Marina Paola Banchetti-Robino

in The Chemical Philosophy of Robert Boyle: Mechanicism, Chymical Atoms, and Emergence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197502501
eISBN:
9780197502532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502501.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the mechanical philosophy as it relates to early modern chemistry and chemical philosophy. The chapter begins by addressing the Cartesian rejection of Scholastic substantial ... More


My Favourite Piccies: Sequencing, Structuring and Essayism in Photo-Anthologies by Régis Debray and Denis Roche

in Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310522.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how essayists write the photograph and looks at the rhetorical, tactical, and political figures that can be seen in their writing. It considers one specific aspect of essayism ... More


Laughing Together: Humour and Shared Identity

in Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239383
eISBN:
9781846313530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239383.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines later developments in bande dessinée gag humour, from the 1960s up to the 1980s. It focuses on three artists: Marcel Gotlib, Claire Bretécher and Régis Franc. All three ... More


Incursion I France and Haiti, 1804/2004: Postimperial Melancholy, ‘New Humanist’ Elation

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces the first part of the book. The views of maverick thinker Régis Debray, whose two-fold position on the ‘Rights of Man’ serves as a helpful starting point for the author's own ... More


Incursion II

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces the second part of the book. Régis Debray's bicentenary intervention, Que vive la République, serves as a point of departure for this second part, which shifts its focus from ... More


‘Chroniques de La Francophonie Triomphante’: The Dutiful Memories of Régis Debray

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a veritable denunciation of Régis Debray's 2004 governmental report on Haiti, Haïti et la France. It engages in a close reading of the report, which provided the intellectual ... More


The Cartesians

Walter Ott

in Descartes, Malebranche, and the Crisis of Perception

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791713
eISBN:
9780191839597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791713.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the crisis of perception as it figures in the work of four of Descartes’s immediate successors: Louis de la Forge, Robert Desgabets, Pierre-Sylvain Régis, and Antoine Arnauld. ... More


Système Général de la Philosophie or the Construction of the Cartesian Textbook

Roger Ariew

in Descartes and the First Cartesians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199563517
eISBN:
9780191791208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The title of Pierre-Sylvain Régis’ multi-volume work, Cours entier de philosophie; ou, Systeme general selon les principes de M. Descartes, contenant la logique, la metaphysique, la physique, et la ... More


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