Bacon to Kant: An Introduction to Modern Philosophy / Edition 2

Bacon to Kant: An Introduction to Modern Philosophy / Edition 2

by Garrett Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577662016

ISBN-13: 9781577662013

Pub. Date: 07/11/2001

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

"The philosophers of the Modern period grappled with and shaped philosophical problems that are still very much alive today. Now revised and expanded, this guide to primary texts in modern philosophy offers students an excellent introduction to the most-studied Rationalist and Empiricist philosophers. As with the original edition, the Second Edition provides summaries…  See more details below

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"The philosophers of the Modern period grappled with and shaped philosophical problems that are still very much alive today. Now revised and expanded, this guide to primary texts in modern philosophy offers students an excellent introduction to the most-studied Rationalist and Empiricist philosophers. As with the original edition, the Second Edition provides summaries and explanations that are pitched at a level that makes the thoughts and ideas of nine great philosophers accessible to students in an untrivialized manner." For readers struggling to come to grips with the epistemological and metaphysical views of the modern period, Bacon to Kant, 2/E, is an invaluable resource and serves as an ideal companion volume for studying original works. Thomson explains and analyzes central arguments in a readable and engaging style. Critical assessments of evolving views and arguments, contrasting interpretations of original texts, and thought-provoking questions designed to promote lively discussion will help students connect the material to wider contemporary philosophical issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577662013
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/11/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Rationalists9
Biography: Descartes (1596-1650)11
Ch. 1Descartes: The Method of Doubt and the Cogito14
Ch. 2Descartes: God26
Ch. 3Descartes: Mind and Body37
Biography: Spinoza (1632-1677)52
Ch. 4Spinoza: God and Substance54
Ch. 5Spinoza: The Nature of the Mind65
Ch. 6Spinoza: Theory of Knowledge74
Biography: Leibniz (1646-1716)80
Ch. 7Leibniz: Truth and Reason83
Ch. 8Leibniz: Monads92
Ch. 9Leibniz: God and Space101
Part One: Conclusion109
Pt. 2The Empiricists113
Biography: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)116
Ch. 10Bacon: The Philosophy of Science118
Biography: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)126
Ch. 11Hobbes: Science and Nature129
Ch. 12Hobbes: From Psychology to Politics137
Biography: John Locke (1632-1704)144
Ch. 13Locke: Ideas and Qualities147
Ch. 14Locke: The Formation of Complex Ideas160
Ch. 15Locke: Language and Knowledge170
Biography: George Berkeley (1685-1753)182
Ch. 16Berkeley: The Denial of Matter184
Ch. 17Berkeley: God and Minds198
Biography: David Hume (1711-1776)208
Ch. 18Hume: Ideas and Impressions211
Ch. 19Hume: Causation218
Ch. 20Hume: Material Bodies and Identity229
Part Two: Conclusion237
Pt. 3Kant243
Kantian Starting Points244
Biography: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)246
Ch. 21Kant: The Transcendental Aesthetic249
Ch. 22Kant: The Analytic of Concepts257
Ch. 23Kant: The Analytic of Principles267
Ch. 24Kant: The Transcendental Dialectic280
Suggested Reading295
Notes299
Glossary303
Index309

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