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|Henry More Alexander Jacob. indefinitely extended rather than infinite, which |
latter attribute Descartes granted to God alone. And Descartes's reply in his letter
of 5 February 1649 that the amplitude of God is quite different from that of body ...
|CEuvres de Descartes, nouvelle edition preceded d'une introduction par Jules |
Simon. Paris, 1868. [The above ... Renati Descartes Principia Philosophica more
geometrico demonslrata per Benedictum de Spinoza. Amst. 1663. This volume ...
|make the question more difficult, Descartes claimed in his physical theories that |
all physical action occurs by the impact of one extended object upon another.
Since mental events are not extended, how can there be any impact or contact ...
|of faith than that of Aristotle".65 More cited this letter often, but he also pointed out|
, to his regret, that Descartes's hopes had not been fulfilled due to the strict
materialism of his physics. This separated true metaphysics and the new science.
|The geometer next in 'genius to Descartes, and perhaps nearer to him than to |
any third, was Fermat, a man of various ... the intervention of their common
correspondent Mersenne, render this place more appropriate for the introduction
of his ...
|Mr. Locke," says Stewart, " claims this improvement as entirely his own ; but the |
merit of it unquestionably belongs to Descartes, although it must be owned that
he has not always sufficiently attended to it in his researches."1 A still more ...
|19 Descartes was the "great formulator of the new world view," and beginning |
with his Discourse on Method (1637), ... I was astonished that, because its
foundations were so solid and firm, no one had built anything more noble upon