Invited for Focus Section in Isis on Case Studies of Explanation in the History of Science. J. A. Schuster, ‘Pitfalls and Opportunities of Contextual Explanation: The Case of Isaac Beeckman’s Invention of the Mechanical Philosophy’, Isis 110(2), 308-311.
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Schuster on Koyre and the Younger Kuhn (2018)
‘The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Following Koyré: The Younger Tom Kuhn, “Critical Historian,” on Tradition Dynamics and Big History’, in R. Pisano et al (eds.) Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science Homage to Alexandre Koyré 1964–2014. Springer, Dordrecht, 2018 pp.391-420.
Did Descartes Teach a Philosophy of Science or Pursue Strategies of Natural Philosophical Systematization. Schuster on Desmond Clarke (2017)
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 …
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Influenced by Practical Mathematics, or Appropriating Elements From It? Case of the Young Descartes. Schuster 2017.
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 …
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Pre-publication versions of five articles in the Cambridge Descartes Lexicon. Schuster 2016.
J. A. Schuster, “Hydrostatics”, “Light”, “Magnetism”, “Physico-mathematics” and “Vortex”, in Lawrence Nolan (ed.) Cambridge Descartes Lexicon Cambridge, CUP, 2016.
Descartes on Sunspots—Facts and Systematizing Strategies in His Principles of Philosophy. Schuster and Brody 2013
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.)
Cartesian Physics. Schuster 2013
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
Baroque Culture and the Trajectory of Early Modern Natural Philosophy. Schuster 2013
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 …
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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.
Draft Introducton to Thematic Section in Synthese on Seeing the Causes in Baroque Optics
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: …
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