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The good life in the scientific revolution [electronic resource] :Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the cultivation of virtue / Matthew L. Jones.

By: Jones, Matthew L. (Matthew Laurence), 1972-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 384 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226409566 (electronic bk.); 0226409562 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Descartes, René, 1596-1650 | Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 | Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716 | Descartes, René, 1596-1650 | Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 | Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716 | Descartes, Ren, 1596-1650 | Science -- History -- 17th century | Mathematics -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century | Science -- Moral and ethical aspects | Sciences -- Histoire -- 17e siècle | Mathématiques -- Philosophie -- Histoire -- 17e siècle | Sciences -- Aspect moral | SCIENCE -- History | Natuurwetenschappen | Wiskunde | Filosofie | Ethische aspecten | მეცნიერების ისტორია მე-17 საუკუნეGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 509.032 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Conventions; Introduction; PART 1 : DESCARTES; 1 Geometry as Spiritual Exercise; 2 A Rhetorical History of Truth; PART 2 : PASCAL; 3 Mathematical Liaisons; 4 The Anthropology of Disproportion; PART 3 : LEIBNIZ; 5 Forms of Expression; 6 Seeing All at Once; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Amid the unrest, dislocation, and uncertainty of seventeenth-century Europe, readers seeking consolation and assurance turned to philosophical and scientific books that offered ways of conquering fears and training the mind?guidance for living a good life. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution presents a triptych showing how three key early modern scientists, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried Leibniz, envisioned their new work as useful for cultivating virtue and for pursuing a good life. Their scientific and philosophical innovations stemmed in part from their understanding of.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-361) and index.

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Conventions; Introduction; PART 1 : DESCARTES; 1 Geometry as Spiritual Exercise; 2 A Rhetorical History of Truth; PART 2 : PASCAL; 3 Mathematical Liaisons; 4 The Anthropology of Disproportion; PART 3 : LEIBNIZ; 5 Forms of Expression; 6 Seeing All at Once; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

Amid the unrest, dislocation, and uncertainty of seventeenth-century Europe, readers seeking consolation and assurance turned to philosophical and scientific books that offered ways of conquering fears and training the mind?guidance for living a good life. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution presents a triptych showing how three key early modern scientists, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried Leibniz, envisioned their new work as useful for cultivating virtue and for pursuing a good life. Their scientific and philosophical innovations stemmed in part from their understanding of.

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