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The Oxford handbook of philosophy in early modern Europe /
edited by Desmond M. Clarke, Catherine Wilson.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
description
xiv, 595 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
019955613X (hbk.), 9780199556137 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
isbn
019955613X (hbk.)
9780199556137 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7390899
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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a well-organized collection of clearly and engagingly written papers by leading scholars in the field ... It lives up to the editors hope of providing a broader, more inclusive picture of early modern philosophy and of suggesting new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue.
provides admirable coverage of a wide range of topics... a wonderful guide to the general contours of philosophical thinking in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, valuable for advanced undergraduates through to seasoned scholars of early modern thought... There are many excellent essays that will bear intellectual fruit through multiple readings... It would be a valuable resource for any philosopher or historian of the early modern period.
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A team of leading scholars survey the development of philosophy in the period of extraordinary intellectual change from the mid-16th century to the early 18th century. They cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; and religion.
Long Description
In this Handbook twenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion.The period between the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call the Scientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts toformulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined the apparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based.The Handbook surveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evident the fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events--explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it notonly offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.
Main Description
In this Handbook twenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic,mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion.The period between the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call theScientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts to formulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined theapparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based.The Handbook surveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evidentthe fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events - explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it not only offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some newquestions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.
Main Description
In thisHandbooktwenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion. The period between the publication of Copernicus'sDe Revolutionibusand Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call the Scientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts to formulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined the apparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based. The Handbooksurveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evident the fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events--explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it not only offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.
Main Description
The state-of-the-art book on the subject Features an excellent line-up of international contributors An invaluable resource for scholars of early modern philosophy Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy
Essences and kindsp. 11
From causes to Lawsp. 32
Space and Timep. 51
The Mechanical Philosophyp. 71
Machines, Souls, and Vital Principlesp. 96
The Mind, the Passions, and Aesthetics
The soulp. 119
Ideasp. 142
Qualities and Sensory Perceptionp. 160
The Passionsp. 182
Aestheticsp. 201
Epistemology, Logic, Mathematics, and Language
Scepticismp. 227
Hypothesesp. 249
Language and Semioticsp. 272
Form, Reason, and Methodp. 295
Instruments of Knowledgep. 315
Picturability and Mathematical Ideals of Knowledgep. 338
Ethics and Political Philosophy
Virtue and Vicep. 363
Egoism and Moralityp. 381
Realism and Relativism in Ethicsp. 403
The Free Will Problemp. 424
The Equality of Men and Womenp. 445
Natural Law as Political Philosophyp. 475
Sovereignty and Obediencep. 500
Religion
Conceptions of Godp. 525
The Epistemology of Religious Beliefp. 548
Religious Tolerationp. 571
Indexp. 591
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