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Descartes and the first Cartesians, Roger Ariew

Label
Descartes and the first Cartesians
Title
Descartes and the first Cartesians
Statement of responsibility
Roger Ariew
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book adopts the perspective that we should not approach Rene Descartes as a solitary thinker, but as a philosopher who constructs a dialogue with his contemporaries, so as to engage them and elements of his society into his philosophical enterprise. Roger Ariew argues that an important aspect of this engagement concerns the endeavor to establish Cartesian philosophy in the Schools, that is, to replace Aristotle as the authority there. Descartes wrote the 'Principles of Philosophy' as something of a rival to Scholastic textbooks, initially conceiving the project as a comparison of his philosophy and that of the Scholastics. Still, what Descartes produced was inadequate for the task. The topics of Scholastic textbooks ranged more broadly than those of Descartes; they usually had quadripartite arrangements mirroring the structure of the collegiate curriculum, divided as they typically were into logic, ethics, physics, and metaphysics. But Descartes produced at best only what could be called a general metaphysics and a partial physics. These deficiencies in the Cartesian program and in its aspiration to replace Scholastic philosophy in the schools caused the Cartesians to rush in to fill the voids. The attempt to publish a Cartesian textbook that would mirror what was taught in the schools began in the 1650s with Jacques Du Roure and culminated in the 1690s with Pierre-Sylvain Regis and Antoine Le Grand. Ariew's original account thus considers the reception of Descartes' work, and establishes the significance of his philosophical enterprise in relation to the textbooks of the first Cartesians and in contrast with late Scholastic textbooks.--Back jacket
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ariew, Roger
Index
index present
LC call number
B1875
LC item number
.A66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Descartes, René
  • Descartes, René
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Scholasticism
Label
Descartes and the first Cartesians, Roger Ariew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199563517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880557631
  • (OCoLC)ocn880557631
Label
Descartes and the first Cartesians, Roger Ariew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199563517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880557631
  • (OCoLC)ocn880557631

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