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Published: 08 December 2016

392 Pages


ISBN: 9780190495220

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Early Modern Cartesianisms

Dutch and French Constructions

Tad M. Schmaltz

  • The first comparative study of early modern receptions of Descartes in Europe since the nineteenth century
  • An emphasis on a definition of Cartesianism in terms not simply Descartes's own views, but also of later intellectual developments
  • A comparative consideration of Calvinist and Catholic condemnations of Descartes and of the incompatible Cartesian responses to these during the early modern period
  • A new treatment of the different attitudes within early modern Cartesianism toward ancient philosophy and modernity