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Descartes on the Human Soul

Philosophy and the Demands of Christian Doctrine

Authors: Fowler, C.F.

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The author's aim of providing an understanding of the development, content and presentation of two aspects of Descartes' philosophy of the human soul - immortality and body-soul union - has been achieved and executed with rigour, scholarship and philosophical acuity. Fowler combines close textual analysis with a consideration of the philosophical arguments and the theological background against which these arguments were developed. This contextual approach enables him to provide new insights into the nature of Descartes' philosophy, and indeed of early modern philosophy more generally. Despite the massive scholarly documentation, this finely structured and clearly written study is eminently readable. The work is a significant contribution to the world of Cartesian scholarship which professors and graduate students of Descartes, as well as the world's libraries, must have.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Fowler, C. F., O.P.

  • Immortality and the Meditationes

    Pages 7-53

    Fowler, C. F., O.P.

  • Descartes on Immortality Prior to 1640

    Pages 54-66

    Fowler, C. F., O.P.

  • Scholasticism and Immortality

    Pages 67-113

    Fowler, C. F., O.P.

  • Between Beast and Angel

    Pages 114-160

    Fowler, C. F., O.P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Descartes on the Human Soul
Book Subtitle
Philosophy and the Demands of Christian Doctrine
Authors
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
160
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4804-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4804-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5473-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6017-2
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 442
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