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modern approach to Descartes" problem

E. T. Whittaker

modern approach to Descartes" problem

the relation of the mathematical and physical sciences to philosophy.

by E. T. Whittaker

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Published by Nelson & Sons Ltd in London .
Written in English


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Herbert Spencer lecture in the University of Oxford, 1948.

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Open LibraryOL13782787M

Scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldierand spyRene Descartes was one of the founders of the modern world. His life coincided with an extraordinary time in history: the first half of the miraculous seventeenth century, replete with genius in the arts and sciences, and wracked by civil and international conflicts across Europe/5. There was a time, not long ago, when no one would have dared publish a book on early modern treatments of the problem of universals. "The early moderns never considered the problem of universals! They were epistemologists, not metaphysicians. They were the ones who rid philosophy of extravagancies and pseudo-problems such as universals.

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