Physico-mathematics and the search for causes in Descartes optics. Schuster 2012

Published in Synthese 185 (2012): 467-499, as part of a ‘Thematic Section’ on ‘Seeing the causes in Baroque Optics’. See also the unpublished but intended Introduction to that ‘Thematic Section’ on this site. Final pre-publication version. Page numbers in published text in brackets in this text.

Published by Dr. John A. Schuster

Honorary Reader, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney and Honorary Research Fellow, Campion College, Sydney, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. I have published extensively on Descartes, the Scientific Revolution, the myth of scientific method and historiographical issues.

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