Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy

by Daniel Garber, Steven M. Nadler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199267901

ISBN-13: 9780199267903

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy is an annual volume presenting the best new work in the history of the discipline. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-the period that begins, very roughly, with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant. It also publishes papers on thinkers or movements outside of that framework, provided they are…  See more details below

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Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy is an annual volume presenting the best new work in the history of the discipline. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-the period that begins, very roughly, with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant. It also publishes papers on thinkers or movements outside of that framework, provided they are important in illuminating early modern thought. The core of the subject matter is, of course, philosophy and its history. But the volumes' papers reflect the fact that philosophy in this period was much broader in scope that it is now taken to be, and included a great deal of what currently belongs to the natural sciences: so the notion of 'philosophy' is interpreted rather broadly. Furthermore, philosophy in the period was closely connected with other disciplines, such as theology, and with larger questions of social, political, and religious history. Again, while maintaining a focus on philosophy, the volumes also include articles that examine the larger intellectual, social, and political context of early modern philosophy.

The articles in OSEMP will be of importance to specialists within the discipline, but the editors also intend that they should appeal to a larger audience of philosophers, intellectual historians, and others who are interested in the development of modern thought.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267903
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Note from the editors
1Skepticism and toleration : the case of Montaigne1
2Reason, imagination, and mechanism in Descartes's theory of perception35
3The activity of matter in Gassendi's physics75
4Spinoza on final causality105
5Spinoza's axiology149
6Cause and reason : is there an occasionalist structure to Malebranche's philosophy?173
7The Cartesianism of Desgabets and Arnauld and the problem of the eternal truths193
8Hume and Hutcheson : the question of influence211

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