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Volume I: Part I. The Context of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: 1. The institutional setting Richard Tuck 2. The intellectual setting Stephen Menn 3. European responses to non-European philosophy: China David E. Mungello Part II. Logic, Language and Abstract Objects: 4. Logic in the seventeenth century: preliminary remarks and the constituents of the proposition Gabriel Nuchelmans 5. Proposition and judgement Gabriel Nuchelmans 6. Deductive reasoning Gabriel Nuchelmans 7. Method and the study of nature Peter Dear 8. Universals, essences, and abstract entities Martha Bolton 9. Individuation Udo Thiel Part III. God: 10. The idea of God Jean-Luc Marion 11. Proofs of the existence of God Jean-Robert Armogathe 12. The Cartesian dialectic of creation Thomas M. Lennon 13. The relation between theology and philosophy Nicholas Jolley 14. The religious background of seventeenth-century philosophy Richard Popkin Part IV. Body and the Physical World: 15. Body and the physical world: scholastic background Alan Gabbey and Roger Ariew 16. The occultist tradition and its critics Brian Copenhaver 17. Doctrines of explanation in late scholasticism and in the mechanical philosophy Steven Nadler 18. New doctrines of body and its powers, place, and space Daniel Garber, John Henry, Lynn Joy and Alan Gabbey 19. Knowledge of the existence of body Charles McCracken 20. New doctrines of motion Alan Gabbey 21. Laws of nature John R. Milton 22. The mathematical realm of nature Michael Mahoney Part V. Spirit: 23. Soul and mind: life and thought in the seventeenth century Daniel Garber 24. Knowledge of the soul Charles McCracken 25. Mind-body problems Daniel Garber, Margaret Wilson 26. Personal identity Udo Thiel 27. The passions in metaphysics and the theory of action Susan James Volume 2: Part VI. The Understanding: 28. The cognitive faculties Gary Hatfield 29. Theories of knowledge and belief Michael Ayers 30. Ideas and objective being Michael Ayers 31. Probability and evidence Lorraine Daston 32. Scepticism Charles Larmore 33. Determinism and human freedom Robert Sleigh Jr,Vere Chappell and Michael Della Rocca 34. Conceptions of moral philosophy Jill Kraye 35. Divine/natural law theories in ethics Knud Haakonssen 36. Reason, the passions, and the good life Susan James.