Conflicting Values of Inquiry: Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe

Conflicting Values of Inquiry: Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe

by Brill



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004281707
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Intersections , #37
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tamás Demeter is Research Group Leader at the Institute of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and teaches at the University of Pécs, Hungary. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and has published widely on the connections of early modern natural and moral philosophies.

Kathryn Murphy, D.Phil. (2009), is Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oriel College, Oxford. Her research focuses on early modern English prose, discourses of knowledge, and the reception of ancient philosophy.

Claus Zittel teaches German literature and philosophy at the Universities of Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, and Olsztyn (Poland), and is deputy director of the Stuttgart Research Centre for Text Studies. He has published monographs, editions and many articles on Early Modern Philosophy and Literature and Philosophy, including The Artist as Reader (Brill 2013).

Table of Contents

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Notes on Editors and Contributors

Values, Norms and Ideologies in Early Modern Inquiry: An Introduction
Tamás Demeter

Reason and Common Culture in Early-Modern Natural Philosophy: Variations on an Epistemic Theme
Peter Dear

Devices and Epistemic Values

Sixteenth-Century Hydraulic Engineers and the Emergence of Empiricism
Matteo Valleriani

Visual Perception and the Cartesian Concept of Mind: Descartes and the Camera Obscura
Daniel Schmal

The Epistemology of Testimony

Testimony and Empiricism: John Sergeant, John Locke, and the Social History of Truth
John Henry

Eight Days of Darkness in 1600: Hume on Whether Testimony Can Establish Miracles
Falk Wunderlich

Religion and Inquiry

Kepler’s Revolutionary Astronomy: Theological Unity as a Comprehensive View of the World
Giora Hon

Natural Theology as Superstition: David Hume and the Changing Ideology of Natural Inquiry
Tamás Demeter

The Problem of Parallels as a Protestant Issue in Eighteenth-Century Hungary
János Tanács

Values in Controversy

Newton’s Strategic Manoeuvring with Simple Colours and Diagrams: A Radical Historical Interpretation
Gábor Áron Zemplén

The Birth of Epistemological Controversy from the Spirit of Conflict Avoidance: Hobbes on Science and Geometry
Axel Gelfert

The Methods and Epistemic Virtues of a ‘Science of Man’

Analytic and Synthetic Method in the Human Sciences: A Hope that Failed
Thomas Sturm

The Science of Man and the Invention of Usable Traditions
Eric Schliesser

Ethics in Epistemology

Francis Bacon on Charity and the Ends of Knowledge
Sorana Corneanu

Spinoza’s Ethics: A Dominion within a Dominion
Ruth Lorand

What was Kant’s Critical Philosophy Critical of?
Catherine Wilson


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