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By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other. What would be the scientific image to succeed the Aristotelian model? Thomas Lennon argues here that the contest between the supporters of Descartes and the supporters of Gassendi to decide this issue was the most important philosophical debate of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Descartes and Gassendi inspired their followers with radically opposed perspectives on space, the objects in it, and how these objects are known. Lennon maintains that differing concepts on these matters implied significant moral and political differences: the Descartes/Gassendi conflict was typical of Plato's perennial battle of the gods (friends of forms) and giants (materialists), and the crux of that enduring philosophical struggle is the exercise of moral and political authority. Lennon demonstrates, in addition, that John Locke should be read as having taken up Gassendi's cause against Descartes. In Lennon's reinterpretation of the history of philosophy between the death dates of Gassendi and Malebranche, Locke's acknowledged opposition to Descartes on some issues is applied to the most important questions of Locke exegesis. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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9780691633916 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $150.00
9780691074009 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 1, 1993, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other.

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9780691604909 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $60.00

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Product Description: This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter” (Paul Rudd)...read more

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9781439186756 | Touchstone Books, July 5, 2011, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: This is the only screenwriting guide by two guys who have actually done it (instead of some schmuck who just gives lectures about screenwriting at the airport Marriott); “These guys are proof that with no training and little education, ANYONE can make it as a screenwriter” (Paul Rudd).

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Product Description: The skeptic Pierre-Daniel Huet's "Censura philosophiae cartesianae" (1689) is the most comprehensive, unrelenting and devastating critique of Descartes ever. It incisively captures all the issues that now interest readers of Descartes: the method of doubt, the cogito, clarity and distinctness as criteria of truth, the circularity of the Meditations, proofs of God's existence, etc...read more

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9789004171152 | Brill Academic Pub, November 15, 2008, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The skeptic Pierre-Daniel Huet's "Censura philosophiae cartesianae" (1689) is the most comprehensive, unrelenting and devastating critique of Descartes ever.

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Product Description: In his Second Paralogism of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant described what he called the "Achilles of all dialectical inferences in the pure doctrine of the soul". This argument, which he took to be powerful yet fatally flawed, purports to establish the simplicity of the human mind, or soul, on the basis of the unity of consciousness...read more
By Thomas M. Lennon (editor)

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9781402068928 | Springer Verlag, February 8, 2008, cover price $219.00 | About this edition: In his Second Paralogism of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant described what he called the "Achilles of all dialectical inferences in the pure doctrine of the soul".

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Product Description: French philosophy in the latter half of the seventeenth century was dominated by reactions to Descartes. So influential was his philosophical legacy that it was practically impossible to write or discuss philosophy without taking a position in regard to the Cartesian worldview...read more

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9781591021025 | Humanity Books, November 1, 2003, cover price $60.99 | About this edition: French philosophy in the latter half of the seventeenth century was dominated by reactions to Descartes.

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Product Description: Many kinds of Cartesian views are treated by these papers: the views that Descartes held, views from our perspective on those views, views on Descartes held by his early critics and followers, and views that are Cartesian in outlook (not for nothing is Descartes still regarded as the father of modern philosophy...read more
By Thomas M. Lennon (editor) and Richard A. Watson (editor)

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9789004132993 | Brill Academic Pub, October 1, 2003, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Many kinds of Cartesian views are treated by these papers: the views that Descartes held, views from our perspective on those views, views on Descartes held by his early critics and followers, and views that are Cartesian in outlook (not for nothing is Descartes still regarded as the father of modern philosophy.

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Product Description: Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) has been described by Richard Popkin as the key intellectual figure at the outset of the eighteenth century. Examinations of libraries from the period show him to have been by far the most successful author of the century, and his Historical and Critical Dictionary is in fact the philosophy best-seller of all time...read more

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9780802044884 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) has been described by Richard Popkin as the key intellectual figure at the outset of the eighteenth century.

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9780802082664 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) has been described by Richard Popkin as the key intellectual figure at the outset of the eighteenth century.

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Product Description: Malebranche is now recognized as a major figure in the history of philosophy, occupying a crucial place in the Rationalist tradition of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. The Search after Truth is his first, longest and most important work; this volume also presents the Elucidations that accompanied its third edition, the result of comments that Malebranche solicited on the original work and an important repository of his theories of ideas and causation...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521580045 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1997, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Malebranche is now recognized as a major figure in the history of philosophy, occupying a crucial place in the Rationalist tradition of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz.

Product Description: This bibliography consists of 936 numbered entries, with references to a far greater number of works. The first part covers works by Malebranche and consists of six sections on his collected works, selections from his works, his individual works, translations of his works, his correspondence, and the controversies into which he entered...read more

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9780809316038 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, January 1, 1992, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This bibliography consists of 936 numbered entries, with references to a far greater number of works.

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