The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes / Edition 1

The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes / Edition 1

by Nicholas Jolley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198238193

ISBN-13: 9780198238195

Pub. Date: 12/10/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The concept of an "idea" played a central role in 17th-century theories of mind and knowledge, but philosophers were divided over the nature of ideas. This book examines an important, but little-known, debate on this question in the work of Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes. Looking closely at the issues involved, as well as the particular context in

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The concept of an "idea" played a central role in 17th-century theories of mind and knowledge, but philosophers were divided over the nature of ideas. This book examines an important, but little-known, debate on this question in the work of Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes. Looking closely at the issues involved, as well as the particular context in which the debate took place, Jolley demonstrates that the debate has serious implications for a number of major topics in 17th-century philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198238195
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/10/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction; 2: Descartes: The Theory of Ideas; 3: Descartes: Innate Ideas; 4: Malebranche: The Theory of Ideas; 5: Malebranche: Vision in God; 6: Malebranche: Vision in God and Occasionalism; 7: Malebranche: Ideas and Self-Knowledge; 8: Leibniz: Ideas and Illumination; 9: Leibniz: The Defence of Innate Ideas; 10: Leibniz: Innate Ideas, Reflection, and Self-Knowledge; 11: Some Further Developments; Bibliography; Index.

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