Desgabets, Regis, and Constructions of Descartes (1663-1751)
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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98
Tad M. Schmaltz drafted two chapters of a book on the development of early modern Cartesianism in France and completed work on several forthcoming articles, including "What Has Cartesianism to Do with Jansenism," for the Journal of the History of Ideas; "Spinoza on the Vacuum," for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie; "Malebranche on Ideas and the Vision in God," for The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche; and an entry on Cartesianism, for The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. He was a commentator in a session on Descartes and Arnauld on Materially False Ideas, at a meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.