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The Resource Divine will and the mechanical philosophy : Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world, Margaret J. Osler, (electronic resource)

Divine will and the mechanical philosophy : Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world, Margaret J. Osler, (electronic resource)

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Divine will and the mechanical philosophy : Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world
Title
Divine will and the mechanical philosophy
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Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world
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Margaret J. Osler
Title variation
Divine Will & the Mechanical Philosophy
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is about the influence of varying theological conceptions of contingency and necessity on two versions of the mechanical philosophy in the seventeenth century. Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655) and René Descartes (1596–1650) both believed that all natural phenomena could be explained in terms of matter and motion alone. They disagreed about the details of their mechanical accounts of the world, in particular about their theories of matter and their approaches to scientific method. This book traces their differences back to theological presuppositions they inherited from the Middle Ages. Theological ideas were transformed into philosophical and scientific ideas which led to the emergence of different styles of science in the second half of the seventeenth century.--
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1942-2010
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Osler, Margaret J.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Gassendi, Pierre
  • Descartes, René
  • God
  • Providence and government of God
  • Contingency (Philosophy)
  • Necessity (Philosophy)
  • Free will and determinism
  • Science
  • Philosophy of nature
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Divine will and the mechanical philosophy : Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world, Margaret J. Osler, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
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Contents
1. Divine power and divine will in the Middle Ages: Historical and conceptual background -- 2. Baptizing Epicurean philosophy: Gassendi on divine will and the philosophy of nature -- 3. Providence and human freedom in Christian Epicureanism: Gassendi on fortune, fate, and divination -- 4. Theology, metaphysics, and epistemology: Gassendi's "science of appearances" -- 5. Eternal truths and the laws of nature: The theological foundations of Descartes' philosophy of nature -- 6. Gassendi and Descartes in conflict -- 7. Introduction: Theories of matter and their epistemological roots -- 8. Gassendi's atomism: An empirical theory of matter -- 9. Mathematizing nature: Descartes' geometrical theory of matter -- 10. Conclusion: Theology transformed -- the emergence of styles of science
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CR9780511529269
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511529269
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1030133060
Label
Divine will and the mechanical philosophy : Gassendi and Descartes on contingency and necessity in the created world, Margaret J. Osler, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511529269
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Divine power and divine will in the Middle Ages: Historical and conceptual background -- 2. Baptizing Epicurean philosophy: Gassendi on divine will and the philosophy of nature -- 3. Providence and human freedom in Christian Epicureanism: Gassendi on fortune, fate, and divination -- 4. Theology, metaphysics, and epistemology: Gassendi's "science of appearances" -- 5. Eternal truths and the laws of nature: The theological foundations of Descartes' philosophy of nature -- 6. Gassendi and Descartes in conflict -- 7. Introduction: Theories of matter and their epistemological roots -- 8. Gassendi's atomism: An empirical theory of matter -- 9. Mathematizing nature: Descartes' geometrical theory of matter -- 10. Conclusion: Theology transformed -- the emergence of styles of science
Control code
CR9780511529269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511529269
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030133060

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