A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy / Edition 1

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy / Edition 1

by Steven Nadler
     
 

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to the most significant philosophers and philosophical concepts of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. The individual chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, represent the most up-to-date research in the history of early modern philosophy.

These newly commissioned essays

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Overview

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to the most significant philosophers and philosophical concepts of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. The individual chapters, written by leading scholars in the field, represent the most up-to-date research in the history of early modern philosophy.

These newly commissioned essays span a wide range of philosophical areas and problems, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics. Each presents a general overview of the thought of each figure and provides the reader with an accessible but sophisticated account of the philosopher's basic ideas.

A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy includes biographical information on each philosopher, a bibliographical guide, and a list of works for further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631218005
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/11/2002
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #17
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 10.51(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

1. Introduction: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Part I: The Seventeenth Century: The Continent:.

2. Aristotelianism and Scholasticism in Early Modern Philosophy: M. W. F. Stone (King's College, London).

3. Platonism and Philosophical Humanism on the Continent: Christia Mercer (Columbia University).

4. The New Science: Kepler, Galileo, Mersenne: Brian Baigrie (University of Toronto).

5. René Descartes: Michael Della Rocca (Yale University).

6. Pierre Gassendi: Margaret J. Osler (University of Calgary).

7. Blaise Pascal: Graeme Hunter (University of Ottawa).

8. Antoine Arnauld: Elmar J. Kremer (University of Toronto).

9. Johannes Clauberg: Jean-Christophe Bardout (Université de Brest).

10. Occasionalism: La Forge, Cordemoy, Geulincx: Jean-Christophe Bardout (Université de Brest).

11. Nicolas Malebranche: Tad M. Schmaltz (Duke University).

12. Dutch Cartesian Philosophy: Theo Verbeek (University of Utrecht).

13. Cartesian Science: Régis and Rohault: Dennis Des Chene (Emory University).

14. Robert Desgabets: Patricia A. Easton (Claremont Graduate University).

15. Grotius and Pufendorf: N. E. Simmonds (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge).

16. Baruch Spinoza: Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

17. Pierre Bayle: Todd Ryan (Trinity College, CT).

18. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: R. S. Woolhouse (University of York).

Part II: The Seventeenth Century: Great Britain:.

19. British Philosophy Before Locke: Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute, London).

20. Francis Bacon: Stephen Gaukroger (University of Sydney).

21. The Cambridge Platonists: Sarah Hutton (Middlesex University).

22. Thomas Hobbes: Tom Sorrell (University of Essex).

23. Robert Boyle: Lisa Downing (University of Illinois-Chicago).

24. John Locke: Edwin McCann (University of Southern California).

25. The English Malebrancheans: Stuart Brown (Open University).

26. Isaac Newton: Peter Kail (University of Edinburgh).

27. Women Philosophers in Early Modern England: Margaret Atherton (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Part III: The Eighteenth Century: Great Britain:.

28. Earl of Shaftesbury: Gideon Yaffe (University of Southern California).

29. George Berkeley: Charles McCracken (Michigan State University).

30. Frances Hutcheson: Elizabeth S. Radcliffe (Santa Clara University).

31. Bernard Mandeville: Harold J. Cook (University College, London).

32. David Hume: Marina Frasca-Spada (St. Catherine's College, Cambridge).

33. Adam Smith: Samuel Fleischacker (University of Illinois-Chicago).

34. Thomas Reid: Ronald E. Beanblossom (Ohio Northern University).

Part IV: The Eighteenth Century: The Continent:.

35. German Philosophy After Leibniz: Martin Schönfeld (University of South Florida).

36. Giambattista Vico: Donald Phillip Verene (Emory University).

37. Aesthetics Before Kant: Ted Kinnaman (George Mason University).

38. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Patrick Riley (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

39. Voltaire: Gary Gutting (University of Notre Dame).

40. Moses Mendelssohn: Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University).

Index.

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