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Early Modern Cartesianisms: Dutch and French Constructions

Tad M. Schmaltz


There is a general sense that the philosophy of Descartes was a dominant force in early modern thought. Since the nineteenth century, however, there has been no fully contextualized comparative examination of the various receptions of Descartes in different portions of early modern Europe. This study addresses the need for a more current understanding of these receptions by considering the different constructions of Descartes’s thought that emerged in the Netherlands and France, the two main centers for early modern Cartesianism, during the period dating from the last decades of his life to th ... More

Keywords: Cartesianism, construction, Descartes, early modern, France, Netherlands, philosophy, reception, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190495220
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495220.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tad M. Schmaltz, author
Professor of Philosophy and James B. and Grace J. Nelson Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor