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A Companion to Rationalism
     

A Companion to Rationalism

by Alan Nelson (Editor)
 

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This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day.

  • Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers
  • Critically analyses the concept of rationalism
  • Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
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Overview

This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day.

  • Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers
  • Critically analyses the concept of rationalism
  • Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
  • Also covers ancient rationalism, nineteenth-century rationalism, and rationalist themes in recent thought
  • Organised chronologically
  • Various philosophical methods and viewpoints are represented

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“Addressing topics from epistemology and metaphysics to ethics and psychology, it is the most compete treatment of the subject known to me.” “I can recommend this book without hesitation.” (Philosophy In Review)

"This companion is large indeed, but the size fits the largeness of its subjects; and it does succeed in its 25 articles in covering that subject . . . A job well done. Recommended." (Choice)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118360620
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series , #129
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
“Addressing topics from epistemology and metaphysics to ethics and psychology, it is the most compete treatment of the subject known to me.” “I can recommend this book without hesitation.”

(Philosophy In Review)

"This companion is large indeed, but the size fits the largeness of its subjects; and it does succeed in its 25 articles in covering that subject . . . A job well done. Recommended."

(Choice)

Meet the Author

Alan Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a leading scholar of the great philosophical systems of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has published widely on rationalism in the history of philosophy and in the philosophy of science.

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