Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

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Why is there a material world? Why is it fundamentally mathematical? Matter Matters explores a seventeenth-century answer to these questions as it emerged from the works of Descartes and Leibniz. The 'mathematization' of the physics is shown to have been conceptually underwritten by two methods of philosophizing, namely, analysis and synthesis. The connection between these things-mathematics, matter, and the methods of analysis and synthesis-has thus far gone unexplored by scholars. The book is in four Parts: Part I works ...

Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199664702

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Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period 2010, Oxford University Press (UK), Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199583652

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