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George Berkeley: Religion and Science in the Age of Enlightenment / Edition 1

George Berkeley: Religion and Science in the Age of Enlightenment / Edition 1

by Silvia Parigi


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ISBN-13: 9789048192427
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/11/2010
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées , #201
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Silvia Parigi, Ph. D. in Philosophy and History of Science, is Professor in charge of History of Science at the University of Cassino. She is the author of Il Mondo visibile. George Berkeley e la "perspectiva" (1995), editor/translator of a wide Italian collection of Berkeley’s works, (1996) and co-editor of Studi sull’entusiasmo (2001). Her articles include studies on the history of theories of vision and perception from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, Giacomo Leopardi’s epistemology, ancient and modern views on oculus fascinans. Currently working on the modern history of the concepts of spirit and effluvium, she is also in the editorial board of Berkeley Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Berkeley’s Philosophy between the Analytics and the Historians: beyond the "Standard Interpretation". Part I: Interpretations of Berkeley’s Philosophy. How Berkeley’s Works Are Interpreted, S.H. Daniel, Berkeley’s Metaphysical Instrumentalism, M.A. Hight; Causation, Fictionalism and Non-Cognitivism: Berkeley and Hume, P.J.E. Kail; Berkeley, The Space of Our Lives, and the Space of Physics, R. Brook. Part II: Neglected Works and Aspects of Berkeley’s Thought. Berkeley and His Contemporaries: the Question of Mathematical Formalism, C. Schwartz; Locke, Berkeley and Hume as Philosophers of Money: An Apology and Synopsis, C.G. Caffentzis; Berkeley and Chemistry in the Siris: the Rebuilding of a Non-Existent Theory, L. Peterschmitt; Berkeley and Newton on Gravity in Siris, T. Airaksinen; "Scire per causas" vs. "scire per signa": Berkeley and Scientific Explanation in Siris, S. Parigi. Part III: Towards a Wider Historical Perspective. Berkeley, Theology and Bible Scholarship, D. Bertini; The Distrustful Philosopher: Berkeley between the Devils and the Deep Blue Sea of Faith, D. Berman; Berkeley, Spinoza and Radical Enlightenment, G. Brykman; Was Berkeley a Spinozist? An Historiographical Answer (1718-1751), C. Menichelli; The Animal According to Berkeley, S. Charles

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