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Published: 01 January 2013

250 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199958504

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Descartes on Causation

Tad M. Schmaltz

This book is a systematic study of Descartes' theory of causation and its relation to the medieval and early modern scholastic philosophy that provides its proper historical context. The argument presented here is that even though Descartes offered a dualistic ontology that differs radically from what we find in scholasticism, his views on causation were profoundly influenced by scholastic thought on this issue.