The Crisis of Causality: Voetius and Descartes on God, Nature and Change

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BRILL, 1. jul. 1995 - 366 sider
This book on the reception of Cartesianism in the Netherlands provides a detailed analysis of the arguments of Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676) against the New Philosophy of René Descartes and explains Voetius' standpoint as an attempt to secure the philosophical basis for theology especially as regards God's government of the physical Universe.
 

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INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER ONE VOETIUS ESSAY ON THE NATURES AND SUBSTANTIAL FORMS OF THINGS
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CHAPTER TWO SPECIES AND FORMS
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CHAPTER THREE FINALIST PHYSICS
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PERCEPTION AND CAUSALITY
107
CHAPTER SEVEN ULTIMATE CAUSES IN MECHANICAL PHYSICS
199
CHAPTER EIGHT THE CARTESIAN WORLD
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CHAPTER NINE CAUSES CONSERVATION AND CONCURRENCE
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THEOLOGY BETWEEN VITALISM AND MECHANISM
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
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FROM ENDS TO IMPULSE
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CHAPTER SIX THE COMPOSITE CHARACTER OF SUBSTANTIAL UNITY
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J.A. van Ruler, Ph.D. (1995) in Philosophy, University of Groningen, has published various studies on the history of seventeenth-century philosophy and theology and on the intellectual history of the Dutch Republic.

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