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Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz : The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics - Roger Woolhouse

Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz

The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics

Paperback Published: 1st July 1993
ISBN: 9780415090223
Number Of Pages: 224

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'This book is both a fine introduction to the me taphysics of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz and a rich, wide-ranging study of the interaction betwee n physics and metaphysics in the seventeenth centu ry.' - Kenneth P Winkler, Wellesley CollegeThis book introduces student to the three major figures of modern philosophy known as the rationalists. It is not for complete beginners, but it is an accessible account of their thought. By concerning itself with metaphysics, and in particular substance, the book relates an important historical debate largely neglected by the contemporary debates in the once again popular area of traditional metaphysics. in philosophy. (Do Not USE)

"This wide ranging and clearly written book offers a judiciously compendious but rich account of the doctrine of substance in the hands of Decartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz.." -" Review of Metaphysics ...a plasure to read and demonstrates command of a great wealth of material...

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 13
Descartes and Substancep. 14
Spinoza and Substancep. 28
Leibniz and Substancep. 54
Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, and Extended Substancep. 75
Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, and the Mechanics of Extended Substancep. 102
Causation, Occasionalism and Forcep. 134
Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, and Thinking Substancep. 150
Extended Substance and Thinking Substance Related: 'the Nature of the Union Between Body and Mind'p. 164
Notesp. 187
Uncreated and Created Substance: God and the Worldp. 190
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780415090223
ISBN-10: 0415090229
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.91 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1