Laura Benitez Grobet (2010), Is Descartes a Materialist? The Descartes-More Controversy about the Universe as Indefinite

Is Descartes a Materialist? The Descartes-More Controversy about the Universe as Indefinite

Abstract: The correspondence between Descartes and More covers a diversity of each author’s fundamental philosophical views. Their polemics range over not only general aspects of physics, but also extend to cosmology and theology. On the one hand, we have God as infinite and His creation as indefinite for Descartes; on the other hand, God as extant, ubiquitous and omnipresent, and His creation as limited for Henry More. It is this last problem that constitutes the focus of my essay, strictly speaking – the problem of the universe as infinite.

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Koffman, “Truth and tradition in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists,” PhD 2009

Jordan Bradley Koffman, “Truth and tradition in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists,” Ph.D., Queen’s University (Canada), 2009. AAT NR65295. ISBN: 9780494652954. ProQuest document ID:2183297901. For full text see here.

Abstract (Summary)

Both Plato and the Cambridge Platonists hold the view that moral knowledge depends primarily on cognitive resources which are innate to the mind. There is, nevertheless, a need for our minds to be prompted through experience in order for knowledge to occur. The following study is an attempt to reconstruct and compare the accounts in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists of the empirical conditions that are required for knowledge. Continue reading “Koffman, “Truth and tradition in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists,” PhD 2009″