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Steno and the Philosophers
Steno and the Philosophers offers an account of the life and works of the Danish scientist and theologian Nicolas Steno (1638-1686). Its aim is to study the intricate relations between philosophy,Expand
The mind–body problem and the role of pain: cross-fire between Leibniz and his Cartesian readers
ABSTRACT This article is about the exchanges between Leibniz, Arnauld, Bayle and Lamy on the subject of pain. The inability of Leibniz’s system to account for the phenomenon of pain is a recurringExpand
Human Brain and Human Mind. The Discourse on the Anatomy of the Brain and its philosophical reception
The study of the anatomy of the brain has always had an ambiguous relationship with philosophical discourse on mental faculties. Distinguishing the subject matter of each discipline is not an easyExpand
Mathématiser l’anatomie: la myologie de Stensen (1667)
In his Elementorum Myologiae Specimen, Steno geometrizes “the new fabric of muscles” and their movement of contraction, so as to refute the main contemporary hypothesis about the functioning of theExpand
What Does It Mean to Be an Empiricist in Medicine? Baglivi’s De praxi medica (1696)
How are we to connect the mechanist methodology used by Baglivi in his physiological treatises with the apparently strict empiricism that he promotes in his therapeutic work entitled Practice ofExpand
Introduction: Leibniz and Natural Teleology in the 18th Century
The study of the reception of Leibniz in 18th-century natural philosophy is one possible means of addressing the issue of the heuristic value of teleology. (...) Several of Leibniz’s commentatorsExpand
O que pode o corpo? Spinoza, na cabeceira dos esfolados
Translation by Pedro H. G. MunizNo one has yet determined what the body can do. Some readers of the Ethics have understood this enigmatic sentence as the expression of Spinoza’s mistrust concerningExpand
What is Life ? A Comparative Study of Ralph Cudworth and Nehemiah Grew
This paper examines how Ralph Cudworth and Nehemiah Grew promote two different conceptions of 'life' for apologetic reasons : a generic one (life as something mental), and a specific one (life asExpand
Spinoza’s Missing Physiology
This article concerns the notion of living bodies that Spinoza develops in the Ethics (published posthumously in 1677). While commentators have emphasized the relevance of Spinoza’s works forExpand