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Desmond M. Clarke is Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy at University College Cork, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is general editor (with Karl Ameriks) of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy; his recent monographs include Descartes's Theory of Mind and Descartes: A Biography. His translations include a two-volume edition of Descartes for Penguin.
Catherine Wilson is Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction, and the recently reprinted The Invisible World: Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope. She was editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly from 1998 to 2003.
Table of Contents
|Notes on Contributors||p. viii|
|Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy|
|Essences and kinds||p. 11|
|From causes to Laws||p. 32|
|Space and Time||p. 51|
|The Mechanical Philosophy||p. 71|
|Machines, Souls, and Vital Principles||p. 96|
|The Mind, the Passions, and Aesthetics|
|The soul||p. 119|
|Qualities and Sensory Perception||p. 160|
|The Passions||p. 182|
|Epistemology, Logic, Mathematics, and Language|
|Language and Semiotics||p. 272|
|Form, Reason, and Method||p. 295|
|Instruments of Knowledge||p. 315|
|Picturability and Mathematical Ideals of Knowledge||p. 338|
|Ethics and Political Philosophy|
|Virtue and Vice||p. 363|
|Egoism and Morality||p. 381|
|Realism and Relativism in Ethics||p. 403|
|The Free Will Problem||p. 424|
|The Equality of Men and Women||p. 445|
|Natural Law as Political Philosophy||p. 475|
|Sovereignty and Obedience||p. 500|
|Conceptions of God||p. 525|
|The Epistemology of Religious Belief||p. 548|
|Religious Toleration||p. 571|
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