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dc.contributor.authorRaftopoulos, Athanassiosen
dc.creatorRaftopoulos, Athanassiosen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T10:22:14Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T10:22:14Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/37612
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to provide an explication of the meaning of 'analysis' and 'synthesis' in Descartes' writings. In the first part I claim that Descartes' method is entirely captured by the term 'analysis', and that it is a method of theory elaboration that fuses the modern methods of discovery and confirmation in one enterprise. I discuss Descartes' methodological writings, assess their continuity and coherence, and I address the major shortcoming of previous interpretations of Cartesian methodology. I also discuss the Cartesian method in the context of other conceptions of scientific method of that era and argue that Descartes' method significantly transforms these conceptions. In the second part I argue that mathematical and natural-philosophical writings exhibit this kind of analysis. To that effect I examine in Descartes' writings on the method as used in mathematics, and Descartes' account of the discovery of the nature of the rainbow in the Meteors . Finally, I briefly assess Descartes' claim regarding the universality of his method. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.sourceStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part Aen
dc.source.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0037902490&doi=10.1016%2fS0039-3681%2803%2900026-8&partnerID=40&md5=81d1487a076d33d26fb0c096e483cbe3
dc.subjectAnalysisen
dc.subjectCartesian methoden
dc.subjectRainbowen
dc.subjectSimple naturesen
dc.subjectSynthesisen
dc.subjectTheory elaborationen
dc.titleCartesian analysis and synthesisen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0039-3681(03)00026-8
dc.description.volume34
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startingpage265
dc.description.endingpage308
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.description.notesCited By :2; Export Date: 20 July 2017en
dc.contributor.orcidRaftopoulos, Athanassios [0000-0002-6865-7127]


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