Scientia in Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth-Century Thinkers on Demonstrative Knowledge from First Principles / Edition 1 by Tom Sorell | 9789048130764 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Scientia in Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth-Century Thinkers on Demonstrative Knowledge from First Principles / Edition 1

Scientia in Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth-Century Thinkers on Demonstrative Knowledge from First Principles / Edition 1

by Tom Sorell
     
 

ISBN-10: 904813076X

ISBN-13: 9789048130764

Pub. Date: 11/23/2009

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Scientia is the term that early modern philosophers applied to a certain kind of demonstrative knowledge, the kind whose starting points were appropriate first principles. In pre-modern philosophy, too, scientia was the name for demonstrative knowledge from first principles. But pre-modern and early modern conceptions differ systematically from one another. This

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Scientia is the term that early modern philosophers applied to a certain kind of demonstrative knowledge, the kind whose starting points were appropriate first principles. In pre-modern philosophy, too, scientia was the name for demonstrative knowledge from first principles. But pre-modern and early modern conceptions differ systematically from one another. This book offers a variety of glimpses of this difference by exploring the works of individual philosophers as well as philosophical movements and groupings of the period. Some of the figures are transitional, falling neatly on neither side of the allegiances usually marked by the scholastic/modern distinction. Among the philosophers whose views on scientia are surveyed are Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Gassendi, Locke, and Jungius. The contributors are among the best-known and most influential historians of early modern philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048130764
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Series:
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Series, #24
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Tom Sorell University of Birmingham

Philosophia, Historia, Mathematica: Shifting Sands in the Disciplinary Geography of the Seventeenth Century, Daniel Garber Princeton University

The Unity of Natural Philosophy and the End of Scientia, Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney

Matter, Mortality and the Changing Ideal of Science, Catherine Wilson University of Aberdeen

Scientia and Inductio scientifica in the Logica Hamburgensis of Joachim Jungius, Stephen Clucas Birkbeck University of London

Scientia and the Sciences in Descartes, Tom Sorell University of Birmingham

Scientia and Self-Knowledge in Descartes, Nicholas Jolley University of California, Irvine

Spinoza’s Theory of Scientia Intuitiva, Don Garrett NYU

Scientia in Hobbes, Douglas Jesseph University of South Florida

John Locke and the Limits of scientia, G.A.J. Rogers Keele University

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