Descartes's Extended Substances
Stuart (Matthew)
Source: Gennaro (Rocco) & Huenemann (Charles) - New Essays on the Rationalists, February 2003 , pp. 82-105(24)
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Ingenta Abstract

    Was Descartes an occasionalist about body–body causation1? Many scholars (including Garber and Hatfield) have argued that he was. This essay examines the textual evidence against such a reading of Descartes, his discussions of force, and his doctrine of the creation of the eternal truths, and argues that Descartes was not such an occasionalist.

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