The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century [NOOK Book]

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The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century comprises twenty-six new essays by leading experts in the field. This unique scholarly resource provides advanced students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the issues that are informing research on the subject, while at the same time offering new directions for research to take. The volume is ambitious in scope: it covers the whole of the seventeenth century, ranging from Francis Bacon to John
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Overview

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century comprises twenty-six new essays by leading experts in the field. This unique scholarly resource provides advanced students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the issues that are informing research on the subject, while at the same time offering new directions for research to take. The volume is ambitious in scope: it covers the whole of the seventeenth century, ranging from Francis Bacon to John
Locke and Isaac Newton. The Handbook contains five parts: the introductory Part I examines the state of the discipline and the nature of its practitioners as the century unfolded; Part II discusses the leading natural philosophers and the philosophy of nature, including Bacon, Boyle, and Newton; Part III
covers knowledge and the human faculty of the understanding; Part IV explores the leading topics in British moral philosophy from the period; and Part V concerns political philosophy. In addition to dealing with canonical authors and celebrated texts, such as Thomas Hobbes and his Leviathan, the Handbook discusses many less well-known figures and debates from the period, whose importance is only now being appreciated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191642012
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter R. Anstey is the ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He trained at the University of Sydney and specialises in the thought of Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, and John Locke. He is the author or The Philosophy of Robert Boyle (2000), John Locke and Natural Philosophy (2011) and is currently editing (with Lawrence M. Principe) John Locke: Writings on Natural Philosophy and Medicine for the Clarendon edition of Locke's Works.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Peter R. Anstey

Part I: The Discipline of Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century Britain
1. Becoming a Philosopher in Seventeenth-century Britain, Richard Serjeantson

Part II: Natural Philosophers and the Philosophy of Nature
2. Francis Bacon, Guido Giglioni
3. Robert Boyle, J. J. MacIntosh
4. Isaac Newton, Andrew Janiak
5. The Reception of Cartesianism, John Henry
6. Observation and Mathematics, Mary Domski
7. The Status of Theory and Hypotheses, Steffen Ducheyne
8. Substance and Essence, Michael Edwards
9. The Nature of Body, Dana Jalobeanu
10. The Theory of Material Qualities, Peter R. Anstey
11. Theories of Generation and Form, Justin E. H. Smith
12. Soul and Body, John Sutton

Part III: Knowledge and Human Understanding
13. John Locke on the Understanding, Peter R. Anstey
14. Ideas, Keith Allen
15. Probable Opinion, James Franklin
16. Logic and Demonstrative Knowledge, Douglas M. Jesseph

Part IV: Moral Philosophy
17. Will and Motivation, Samuel C. Rickless
18. Hedonism and Virtue, Erin Frykholm and Donald Rutherford
19. Passions and Affections, Amy Schmitter
20. Natural Law and Natural Rights, Thomas Mautner

Part V: Political Philosophy
21. Women, Freedom, and Equality, Sarah Hutton
22. Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, Catherine Wilson
23. John Locke's Two Treatises of Government, A. John Simmons
24. The Origin and Development of Property: Conventionalism, Unilateralism, and Colonialism, Kiyoshi Shimokawa
25. Sovereignty, Conal Condren
26. Toleration, Jon Parkin

Index

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