The Empiricists / Edition 1

The Empiricists / Edition 1

by R. S. Woolhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 019289188X

ISBN-13: 9780192891884

Pub. Date: 02/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"One of the great historic controversies in philosophy," according to Bertrand Russell, is that between empiricists—"best represented by the British philosophers, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume"—and rationalists. This book sets the empiricists in their contemporary and cultural context, examines their various approaches to philosophy, and

Overview

"One of the great historic controversies in philosophy," according to Bertrand Russell, is that between empiricists—"best represented by the British philosophers, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume"—and rationalists. This book sets the empiricists in their contemporary and cultural context, examines their various approaches to philosophy, and highlights the significance of their ideas to 20th-century thinking. By focusing on what the "empiricists" actually have to say, rather than on their classification as such, Woolhouse incidentally shows how unreliable these conventional labels can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192891884
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
A History of Western Philosophy Series , #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 5.13(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Francis Bacon
3. Thomas Hobbes
4. Pierre Gassendi
5. The Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge
6. John Locke
7. George Berkeley
8. David Hume
Conferences; Further Reading; Index

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