Late Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary / Edition 1

Late Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary / Edition 1

by Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405146885

ISBN-13: 9781405146883

Pub. Date: 01/30/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Part of the Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy series, this survey of late modern philosophy focuses on the key texts and philosophers of the period whose beliefs changed the course of western thought.

  • Gathers together the key texts from the most significant and influential philosophers of the late modern era to provide

Overview

Part of the Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy series, this survey of late modern philosophy focuses on the key texts and philosophers of the period whose beliefs changed the course of western thought.

  • Gathers together the key texts from the most significant and influential philosophers of the late modern era to provide a thorough introduction to the period.
  • Features the writings of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Kant, Rousseau, Bentham and other leading thinkers.
  • Examines such topics as empiricism, rationalism, and the existence of God.
  • Readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors, who are leading scholars in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405146883
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Series:
Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

General Introduction.

Part I: Empiricism.

Introduction.

1. Essay concerning Human Understanding: John Locke.

2. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists: George Berkeley.

3. An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding: David Hume.

4. A Treatise of Human Nature: David Hume.

Part II: Critics of Empiricism.

Introduction.

5. New Essays concerning Human Understanding: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

6. The Leibniz–Clarke Correspondence: Gottfried Leibniz and Samuel Clarke.

7. An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense: Thomas Reid.

Part III: Kant’s Critique of Rationalism and Empiricism.

Introduction.

8. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics: Immanuel Kant.

Part IV: Arguments for the Existence of God.

Introduction.

9. A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God: Samuel Clarke.

10. Natural Theology: William Paley.

11. Dialogues concerning Natural Religion: David Hume.

12. Critique of Pure Reason: Immanuel Kant.

Part V: Political Philosophy.

Introduction.

13. Second Treatise on Government: John Locke.

14. Of the Original Contract: David Hume.

15. On the Social Contract: Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Part VI: Moral Philosophy.

Introduction.

16. Discourse concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion: Samuel Clarke.

17. A Treatise of Human Nature: David Hume.

18. A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals: Richard Price.

19. The Theory of Moral Sentiments: Adam Smith.

20. Lectures on Ethics: Immanuel Kant.

21. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Immanuel Kant.

22. Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind: Thomas Reid.

23. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: Jeremy Bentham.

24. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: Mary Wollstonecraft.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Index

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