Good Life in the Scientific Revolution by Matthew L. Jones
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Good Life in the Scientific Revolution
By Matthew L. Jones

The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution

Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz and the Cultivation of Virtue New edition

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Good Life in the Scientific Revolution by Matthew L. Jones

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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, Rene 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 mathematics and science as cognitive and spiritual exercises that could create a truer mental and spiritual nobility. In portraying the rich contexts surrounding Descartes' geometry, Pascal's arithmetical triangle, and Leibniz's calculus, Matthew L. Jones argues that this drive for moral therapeutics guided important developments of early modern philosophy and the Scientific Revolution. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226409559
ISBN-10: 0226409554
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew L. Jones

Matthew L. Jones is associate professor of history at Columbia University.

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