This is the penultimate pre-publication version of John A. Schuster, ‘Did Descartes Teach a ‘Philosophy of Science’ or Implement ‘Strategies of Natural Philosophical Explanation’?’ in Stephen Gaukroger and Catherine Wilson (Eds.) Descartes and Cartesianism: Essays in Honour of Desmond Clarke, OUP, 2017, pp.3-25. Page numbers in brackets indicate page numbers in the published version. This paper […]
Final pre-publication version of J.A. Schuster (2017) ‘Consuming and Appropriating Practical Mathematics and the Mixed Mathematical Fields, or Being “Influenced” by Them: The Case of the Young Descartes’ in Lesley Cormack, Stephen Walton and John Schuster (Eds.) Mathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Dordrecht, Springer pp.37-65. An historiographical exercise […]
J. A. Schuster, “Hydrostatics”, “Light”, “Magnetism”, “Physico-mathematics” and “Vortex”, in Lawrence Nolan (ed.) Cambridge Descartes Lexicon Cambridge, CUP, 2016.
This review essay of James Marcum’s Thomas Kuhn’s Two Revolutions is a longer and more fully documented version of the review which has appeared in the on-line journal, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Penultimate pre-publication version of John A. Schuster and Judit Brody (2013) ‘Descartes and Sunspots: Matters of Fact and Systematising Strategies in the Principia Philosophiae’, Annals of Science 70 (1):1-45. (March 2013 selected as one of ‘70 key papers’ to celebrate the 77 years and 70 volumes of this journal.)
The final pre-publication version of the chapter, “Cartesian Physics” commissioned for the Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics, edited by Jed Buchwald and Robert Fox, OUP 2013, pp. 56-95
J.A. Schuster, ‘What was the relation of Baroque Culture to the Trajectory of Early Modern Natural Philosophy’, in O. Gal and R. Chen-Morris (eds.), Science in the Age of Baroque, (Archives internationales d’histoire des idées 208) (2013), pp.13-45. This is the penultimate, pre-publication version, templated for ease of reading and printing. The entire volume was […]
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 See also the unpublished but intended Introduction to that ‘Thematic Section’ on this site.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.
In April 2012 Synthese published a ‘Thematic Section’ of three papers dealing with ‘seeing the causes in Baroque Optics’ a part of the Baroque Science Project conducted between 2006 and 2009 by Ofer Gal, Raz Chen-Morris and colleagues in the School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney These papers are: •Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris, ‘Nature’s drawing: […]
The penultimate pre-publication version of my paper, ‘Pierre Duhem and Alistair Crombie Revisited: Or, How to Recover the Formative Role of Medieval Catholic Natural Philosophizing in the Rise of Modern Science’ Connor Court Quarterly No.5/6 December 2012, pp.167-182 Printed pagination in brackets. The paper is an experiment in historiography. It explores what, if anything, can today be […]