A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy / Edition 1

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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.

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to all the important modern philosophers and modern philosophical movements.
  • Spans a wide range of philosophical areas and problems, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics.
  • Written by leading scholars in the field.
  • Represents the most up-to-date research in the history of early modern philosophy.
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to primary readings.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Produced by a roster of highly qualified experts, thiscomprehensive account of the early modern period breaks new groundand covers old ground in a new and useful way. It should beconsulted by almost anyone working in the field.” ThomasM. Lennon, University of Western Ontario

“Early modern philosophy has become a rather complicateddomain in recent years, as scholars have delved deeper into theperiod and unearthed more and more philosophers and texts. StevenNadler's Companion is the perfect guide to this new world. Itsforty chapters by a group of internationally distinguished authorsgive students and scholars a solid introduction to a wide varietyof figures. It will help shape the way scholarship is done in thecoming years.” Daniel Garber, University ofChicago

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Meet the Author

Steven Nadler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also the director of the Center for the Humanities. He is author of Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas (1989), Malebranche and Ideas (1992), Spinoza: A Life (1999), and Spinoza's Heresy (2002).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

1. Introduction: Steven Nadler (University ofWisconsin-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 (YaleUniversity).

6. Pierre Gassendi: Margaret J. Osler (University ofCalgary).

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

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

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

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

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

12. Dutch Cartesian Philosophy: Theo Verbeek (University ofUtrecht).

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

14. Robert Desgabets: Patricia A. Easton (Claremont GraduateUniversity).

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

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

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

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

Part II: The Seventeenth Century: Great Britain:.

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

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

21. The Cambridge Platonists: Sarah Hutton (MiddlesexUniversity).

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

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

24. John Locke: Edwin McCann (University of SouthernCalifornia).

25. The English Malebrancheans: Stuart Brown (OpenUniversity).

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

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

Part III: The Eighteenth Century: Great Britain:.

28. Earl of Shaftesbury: Gideon Yaffe (University of SouthernCalifornia).

29. George Berkeley: Charles McCracken (Michigan StateUniversity).

30. Frances Hutcheson: Elizabeth S. Radcliffe (Santa ClaraUniversity).

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 ofIllinois-Chicago).

34. Thomas Reid: Ronald E. Beanblossom (Ohio NorthernUniversity).

Part IV: The Eighteenth Century: The Continent:.

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

36. Giambattista Vico: Donald Phillip Verene (EmoryUniversity).

37. Aesthetics Before Kant: Ted Kinnaman (George MasonUniversity).

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

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

40. Moses Mendelssohn: Daniel O. Dahlstrom (BostonUniversity).

Index.

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