Descartes-Agonistes

Physico-mathematics, Method & Corpuscular-Mechanism 1618-33

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4745-6 (Print) 978-94-007-4746-3 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

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    Pages 1-29

    Introduction: Problems of Descartes and the Scientific Revolution

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    Pages 31-98

    Conceptual and Historiographical Foundations—Natural Philosophy, Mixed Mathematics, Physico-mathematics, Method

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    Pages 99-166

    ‘Recalled to Study’—Descartes, Physico-Mathematicus

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    Pages 167-223

    Descartes Opticien: The Optical Triumph of the 1620s

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    Pages 225-264

    Analytical Mathematics, Universal Mathematics and Method: Descartes’ Identity and Agenda Entering the 1620s

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    Pages 265-305

    Method and the Problem of the Historical Descartes

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    Pages 307-348

    Universal Mathematics Interruptus: The Program of the Later Regulaeand Its Collapse 1626–1628

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    Pages 349-423

    Reinventing the Identity and Agenda: Descartes, Physico-Mathematical Philosopher of Nature 1629–1633

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    Pages 425-451

    Reading Le Monde as Pedagogy and Fable

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    Pages 453-524

    ‘Waterworld’: Descartes’ Vortical Celestial Mechanics and Cosmological Optics in Le Monde

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    Pages 525-541

    Le Monde as a System of Natural Philosophy and Gambit in the Field

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    Pages 543-588

    Cosmography, Realist Copernicanism and Systematising Strategy in the Principia Philosophiae

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    Pages 589-601

    Conclusion: The Young and the Mature Descartes Agonistes

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 603-631