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Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge (Foundations of Modern Thought) (English and French Edition)
As Francis Bacon put it on the frontispiece of his Novum Organum, grafting an apocalyptic vision on a research program, multi pertransibunt et multiplex erit scientia. The development of science becomes steadily associated with the end of earthly life, a theme that would resound deeply in Western thought up until Goethe s Faust. What grounds then the...
As Francis Bacon put it on the frontispiece of his Novum Organum, grafting an apocalyptic vision on a research program, multi pertransibunt et multiplex erit scientia. The development of science becomes steadily associated with the end of earthly life, a theme that would resound deeply in Western thought up until Goethe s Faust. What grounds then the multiplicity of knowledge? What is the common trunk out of which all realms of knowledge unfold, like the burgeoning branches of the celebrated tree? After the Augustinian imprint of the first Christian centuries and after the admirable effort of the high scholastics Aristotelian and Christian synthesis, the seventeenth century undertakes new scientific work with the need of a new steady ground. All the big names of the modern era, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Robert Boyle, Spinoza or Leibniz, found themselves engaged in the search for a common trunk of wisdom, each of them nourishing the intimate conviction that they possessed the philosophical core which would satisfy the learned men s newly found appetite for indefinitely extending knowledge. In doing this, all of these masters needed to confront the philosophical tradition that they received, reworking and merging together the old structures of science through this epistemological prism of the search for the unity of knowledge. (Vlad Alexandrescu) CONTENTS Vlad Alexandrescu: Foreword I. Faces of knowledge Nathan Smith: Mathesis, Mathematics and Method in Descartes s Regulae: A Reprise Elodie Cassan: Théorie de la science et physique chez Descartes Vlad Alexandrescu: The double question of the individuation of physical bodies in Descartes Roger Ariew: Descartes and Leibniz on the Principle of Individuation Lucian Petrescu: Descartes and the Internal Senses. On memory and remembrance Stephen Gaukroger: The unity of knowledge: natural philosophical foundations of Spinoza s politico-theology Daniel Garber: Leibniz, Theology and the Mechanical Philosophy Sorana Corneanu: Locke on the Study of Nature II. Mapping Knowledge and Traditions Massimiliano Savini: La Panacea Philosophica de Johann Heinrich Alsted: un projet architectonique d accès au savoir Dana Jalobeanu: The fascination of Solomon s House in seventeenth century England: Baconianism revisited Giulia Belgioioso: Toute hyperbole tend là, de nous amener à la vérité par l excès de la vérité, c est-à-dire par la mensonge: les parcours hyperboliques qui amènent à la vérité de Balzac à Descartes Igor Agostini: Caterus on God as ens a se Justin E.H. Smith: Descartes and Henry More on living bodies Mihnea Dobre: The Scientific Journals of the Seventeenth-Century: Cartesianism in Journal des Savans and Philosophical Transactions, 1665-1670 Eric Lewis: Sir Kenelm Digby and the Weapon Salve in Seventeenth Century England Brandon Look: Leibniz and Locke on Real and Nominal Essences
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