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Title: Winged men and the cast of dice: Anti-finalism and radical materialism in Guillaume Lamy
Authors: Del Lucchese, F
Keywords: Guillaume Lamy;antifinalism;Cartesian rejection
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 49 (4): 2010 pp. 527 - 546
Abstract: The controversy over teleology raged in the early modern period with particular intensity. In this paper, I will show that Guillaume Lamy represents a “radical” current of antifi nalism, devoid of weakness, and far from compromise with his adversaries. This antifi nalism makes of Lamy not so much a sincere supporter of the unknowability of God’s ends, as scholars have maintained — in other words, a proto– fi deist — but rather a radical Lucretian materialist, whose aim is to openly distance himself equally from the partial Cartesian
ISSN: 0012-2173
Appears in Collections:Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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