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Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy

by Daniel Garber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199279756

ISBN-13: 9780199279753

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279753
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Series:
Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Note from the Editors   Daniel Garber   Steven Nadler     vii
Abbreviations     ix
Deflating Descartes's Causal Axiom   Tad M. Schmaltz     1
The Dustbin Theory of Mind: A Cartesian Legacy?   Lawrence Nolan   John Whipple     33
Is Descartes a Libertarian?   C. P. Ragland     57
The Scholastic Resources for Descartes's Concept of God as Causa Sui   Richard A. Lee, Jr.     91
Hobbesian Mechanics   Doug Jesseph     119
Locks, Schlocks, and Poisoned Peas: Boyle on Actual and Dispositive Qualities   Dan Kaufman     153
Atomism, Monism, and Causation in the Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish   Karen Detlefsen     199
Descartes, the First Cartesians, and Logic   Roger Ariew     241
On the Necessity and Nature of Simples: Leibniz, Wolff, Baumgarten, and the Pre-Critical Kant   Eric Watkins     261
Review Essay: Descartes's Theory of Mind, by Desmond M. Clarke   Dennis Des Chene     315
Index of Names     341
Notes to Contributors     345

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