Cambridge University Press (2000)

Jorge Secada
University of Virginia
This is the first book-length study of Descartes's metaphysics to place it in its immediate historical context, the Late Scholastic philosophy of thinkers such as Suárez against which Descartes reacted. Jorge Secada views Cartesian philosophy as an 'essentialist' reply to the 'existentialism' of the School, and his discussion includes careful analyses and original interpretations of such central Cartesian themes as the role of scepticism, intentionality and the doctrine of the material falsity of ideas, universals and the relation between sense and understanding, causation and the proofs of the existence of God, the theory of substance, and the dualism of mind and matter. His study offers a picture of Descartes's metaphysics that is both novel and philosophically illuminating.
Keywords Metaphysics  Essentialism (Philosophy  Scholasticism History  Philosophy, Modern
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Call number B1878.M5.S43 2000
ISBN(s) 9780511487309   9780521616140   0521452910   9780521452915   9780511037597   0763658839   052161614X
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