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Gaukroger, Stephen

Overview
Works: 18 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 11,160 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: B1875, 194
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Most widely held works by Stephen Gaukroger
Descartes : an intellectual biography by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes' early work in mathematics and science produced ground-breaking theories, methods, and tools still in use today. This book gives the first full account of how this work informed and influenced the later philosophical studies for which, above all, Descartes is renowned. Not only were philosophy and science intertwined in Descartes' life; so were philosophy and religion. The Church of Rome found Galileo guilty of heresy in 1633; two decades earlier, Copernicus' theories about the universe had been denounced as blasphemous. To avoid such accusations, Descartes clothed his views about the relation between God and humanity, and about the nature of the universe, in a philosophical garb acceptable to the Church. His most famous project was the exploration of the foundations of human knowledge, starting from the proof of one's own existence offered in the formula Cogito ergo sum, 'I am thinking therefore I exist'
Descartes' system of natural philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger( )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards the end of his life, Descartes published the first four parts of a projected six-part work, The Principles of Philosophy. This was intended to be the definitive statement of his complete system of philosophy. Gaukroger examines the whole system, and reconstructs the last two parts from Descartes' other writings
The world and other writings by René Descartes( )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Descartes' The World offers the most comprehensive vision of the nature of the world since Aristotle, and is crucial for an understanding of his later writings, in particular the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy. Above all, it provides an insight into how Descartes conceived of natural philosophy before he started to reformulate his doctrines in terms of a skeptically driven epistemology. Of its two parts, The Treatise on Light introduced the first comprehensive, quantitative version of a mechanistic natural philosophy, supplying a theory of matter, physical optics, and a cosmology, and The Treatise on Man provided the first comprehensive mechanist physiology. This volume also includes translations of material important for an understanding of the work: related sections from The Dioptrics and The Meteors, and the first English translation of the complete text of The Description of the Human Body."--Jacket
Descartes' natural philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger( )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most comprehensive collection of essays on Descartes' scientific writings ever published, this volume offers a detailed reassessment of Descartes' scientific work and its bearing on his philosophy. The 35 essays, written by some of the world's leading scholars, cover topics as diverse as optics, cosmology and medicine, and will be of vital interest to all historians of philosophy or science
The emergence of a scientific culture : science and the shaping of modernity 1210-1685 by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth century emerged not in opposition to religion but rather was in many respects driven by it."--BOOK JACKET
The Blackwell guide to Descartes' Meditations by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contained in this volume are twelve essays on one of the widely taught texts in the history of philosophy. It touches on the themes of the Meditations, including the mind - body relation, the nature of the mind, and the existence of the material world. It also includes William Molyneux's famous early translation of the Meditations
Descartes : philosophy, mathematics and physics ( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explanatory structures : a study of concepts of explanation in early physics and philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
16 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cartesian logic : an essay on Descartes's conception of inference by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of mechanism and the rise of sensibility : science and the shaping of modernity, 1680-1760 by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did we come to have a scientific culture - one in which cognitive values are shaped around scientific ones? Stephen Gaukroger presents a rich and fascinating investigation of the development of intellectual culture in early modern Europe, a period in which understandings of the natural realm began to fragment.--[Source inconnue]
The Uses of antiquity : the scientific revolution and the classical tradition by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon and the transformation of early-modern philosophy by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ambitious and important book provides the first truly general account of Francis Bacon as a philosopher. It explores in detail how and why Bacon attempted to transform the largely esoteric discipline of natural philosophy into a public practice through a program in which practical science provided a model that inspired many from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This book will be recognized as a major contribution to Baconian scholarship of special interest to historians of early modern philosophy, science, and ideas
The philosopher in early modern Europe : the nature of a contested identity by Conal Condren( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays by leading figures in philosophy and the history of ideas provides access to key early modern disputes over what it meant to be a philosopher and to the institutional and political and religious contexts in which such disputes took place
The soft underbelly of reason the passions in the seventeenth century ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each of the essays in this collection, written by the most respected academics in their fields, provides both an insightful and valuable understanding on the different views of the passions in the Seventeenth Century
An Intellectual Biography . ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'interpretazione di Descartes e la biografia come forma d'interpretazione by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
If you're there, God, I have a few questions to ask by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Emergence of a Scientific Culture by Stephen Gaukroger( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (205)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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