- Assembles the key texts from the most significant andinfluential philosophers of the early modern era to provide athorough introduction to the period.
- Features the writings of the major philosophical, scientific,and political thinkers of the time, including Descartes, Hobbes,Leibniz and Spinoza.
- Focuses on the development and growth of Rationalism whichstressed reason, logic, and experimentation in the pursuit oftruth.
- Readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors,who are leading scholars in the field.
|Series:||Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Fritz Allhoff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy atWestern Michigan University. His main areas of research are ethicaltheory, applied ethics, and the philosophy of biology/science. Hiswork has been published in, among other places, the AmericanJournal of Bioethics, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics,History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, the InternationalJournal of Applied Philosophy, and the Kennedy Institute ofEthics Journal.
Anand Jayprakash Vaidya is Assistant Professor ofPhilosophy at San José State University. His research is inmetaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.
Table of ContentsPreface.
Part I: Science, Skepticism, and Religion.
1. The Apology for Raymond Sebond: Michel de Montaigne.
2. The New Organon: Francis Bacon.
3. Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina and The Assayer:Galileo Galilei.
4. Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason andSeeking for Truth in the Sciences: René Descartes.
5. Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes.
6. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy: IsaacNewton.
Part II: Descartes and his Critics.
7. The Meditations on First Philosophy: René Descartes.
8. The Second Set of Objections with Replies by Descartes:collected by Marin Mersenne.
9. The Third Set of Objections with Replies by Descartes: ThomasHobbes.
10. The Fourth Set of Objections with Replies by Descartes:Antoine Arnauld.
11. The Fifth Set of Objections with Replies by Descartes:Pierre Gassendi.
12. Letters to and from Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia.
13. Pensées: Blaise Pascal.
Part III: Rationalism.
14. The Ethics: Benedict Spinoza.
15. The Search After Truth: Nicolas Malebranche.
16. Discourse on Metaphysics: G. W. F. Leibniz.
17. The Theodicy: Abridgement of the Argument: G. W. F.Leibniz.
18. The Monadology: G. W. F. Leibniz.
Part IV: Political Philosophy.
19. The Prince: Niccolò Machiavelli.
20. Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes.
21. On the Duty of Man and Citizen: Samuel Pufendorf.