Chapter 4. The Mechanical Philosophy and Its Appeal

A Mechanical Microcosm: Bodily Passions, Good Manners, and Cartesian Mechanism

  1. Marcus Hellyer
  1. Peter Dear

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755730.ch5

The Scientific Revolution: The Essential Readings

The Scientific Revolution: The Essential Readings

How to Cite

Dear, P. (2003) The Mechanical Philosophy and Its Appeal, in The Scientific Revolution: The Essential Readings (ed M. Hellyer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755730.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631236290

Online ISBN: 9780470755730

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Keywords:

  • mechanical philosophy;
  • neoplatonism;
  • copernicanism;
  • civilizing process;
  • cartesian mechanism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Editor's Introduction

  • A Mechanical Microcosm: Bodily Passions, Good Manners, and Cartesian Mechanism