Chapter 8. Rationalism and Method

  1. Alan Nelson
  1. Matthew J. Kisner

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996904.ch8

A Companion to Rationalism

A Companion to Rationalism

How to Cite

Kisner, M. J. (2005) Rationalism and Method, in A Companion to Rationalism (ed A. Nelson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996904.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405109093

Online ISBN: 9780470996904



  • rationalism;
  • aristotelianism;
  • natural world;
  • scholastic institutions;
  • astrology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Philosophical Background to Method

  • Descartes' Method

  • Descartes' Successors: Malebranche and Spinoza on Method