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Clarke, Desmond M.

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Works: 58 works in 210 publications in 3 languages and 6,066 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B1848.E5, 194
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Most widely held works by Desmond M Clarke
Descartes's theory of mind by Desmond M Clarke ( )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes's theory of mind has been almost universally misunderstood, because his philosophy has not been seen in the context of his scientific work. Desmond Clarke offers a radical rereading, undoing the received perception of Descartes as the chief defender of mind/body dualism
Descartes : a biography by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rene Descartes is best remembered today for writing "I think, therefore I am," but his main contribution to the history of ideas was his effort to construct a philosophy that would be sympathetic to the new sciences that emerged in the seventeenth century. To a great extent he was the midwife to the Scientific Revolution and a significant contributor to its key concepts. In four major publications, he fashioned a philosophical system that accommodated the needs of these new sciences and thereby earned the unrelenting hostility of both Catholic and Calvinist theologians, who relied on the scholastic philosophy that Descartes hoped to replace. His contemporaries claimed that his proofs of God's existence, in the Meditations, were so unsuccessful that he must have been a cryptic atheist, and that his discussion of scepticism served mainly to fan the flames of libertinism. Descartes died in Stockholm in obscurity but soon became one of the most famous philosophers of the seventeenth century, a status that he continues to enjoy today. This is the first biography in English that addresses the full range of Descartes' interest in theology, philosophy, and the sciences and that traces his intellectual development through his entire career."--BOOK JACKET
Descartes' philosophy of science by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of philosophy in early modern Europe ( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A team of leading scholars survey the development of philosophy in the period of extraordinary intellectual change from the mid-16th century to the early 18th century. They cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; and religion
The rights of nations : nations and nationalism in a changing world ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourse on method, optics, geometry and meteorology by René Descartes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from http://www.abebooks.com (August 22, 2011)
Occult powers and hypotheses : Cartesian natural philosophy under Louis XIV by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meditations and other metaphysical writings by René Descartes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical writings by George Berkeley ( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Berkeley (1685-1753) was a university teacher, a missionary and, later, a Church of Ireland bishop. This edition offers texts from the full range of Berkeley's contributions to philosophy, together with an introduction by Desmond M. Clarke that sets them in their historical and philosophical contexts."--BOOK JACKET
The equality of the sexes by François Poulain de La Barre ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treatise on the human mind (1664) by Louis de La Forge ( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first translation into English of the seminal work by one of the earliest exponents of Cartesianism in France and a leading contributor to the theory of causality which came to be known as occasionalism. La Forge also provides a sophisticated version of Cartesian mind-body dualism. This edition, which includes an introductory essay on La Forge's philosophy and comprehensive editorial notes, provides an ideal introduction for students of early modern philosophy to many of the issues which were subsequently developed by Malebranche and expressed in their definitive form in David Hume's analysis of causal relations. This text complements recent new translations into English of Malebranche's works and is suitable for graduate courses and upper-level courses in early modern philosophy
Church and state : essays in political philosophy by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The equality of the sexes : three feminist texts of the seventeenth century by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Desmond M. Clarke presents new translations of three of the first feminist tracts to support explicitly the equality of the sexes. The alleged inferiority of women's nature and the corresponding roles that women were (in)capable of exercising in society was debated in Western culture from the civilization of ancient Greece to the establishment of early Christian churches. There had also been some proponents of women's superiority (in comparison with men) prior to the early modern period. In contrast with both of these claims, the seventeenth century witnessed the first publications that argued for the equality of men and women." -- Publisher website
Morality and the law ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meditations by René Descartes ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La filosofía de la ciencia de Descartes by Desmond M Clarke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Cavendish Observations upon Experimental Philosophy by Margaret Cavendish Newcastle ( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy holds a unique position in early modern philosophy, drawing on the doctrines of ancient Stoicism to attack the tenets of seventeenth-century mechanical philosophy. Her treatise is a document of major importance in the history of women's contributions to philosophy and science
Nietzsche : beyond good and evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English, Middle and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most scathing and powerful critiques of philosophy, religion, science, politics and ethics ever written. This edition offers a new and readable translation by Judith Norman, together with an introduction by Rolf-Peter Horstmann that sets it in its historical and philosophical context
Fichte the System of Ethics by Johann Gottlieb Fichte ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fichte's System of Ethics, published in 1798, is the most important work in moral philosophy written between Kant and Hegel. This volume offers a new translation of the work together with an introduction that sets it in its philosophical and historical contexts
Schleiermacher Lectures on Philosophical Ethics by Friedrich Schleiermacher ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schleiermacher is known to English readers primarily as a theologian and hermeneuticist, but many German scholars have argued that it is in fact his philosophical work in ethics that constitutes his most outstanding intellectual achievement. This edition also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading
 
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