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Ariew, Roger

Works: 78 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 7,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Apologetic works  Records and correspondence  Sources  Dictionaries  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B1901, 194
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Most widely held works by Roger Ariew
Medieval cosmology theories of infinity, place, time, void, and the plurality of worlds by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme, Duns Scotus, and William of Occam, Duhem demonstrated the sophistication of medieval science and cosmology
Descartes and his contemporaries : meditations, objections, and replies ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes among the Scholastics by Roger Ariew( )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rev. ed. of: Descartes and the last Scholastics. 1999
Philosophical essays by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descartes' Meditations : background source materials ( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No single text has more importance for the history of philosophy than Descartes' Meditations. This unique collection of background material has been translated from the original French and Latin. The texts gathered here illustrate the kinds of principles, assumptions, and philosophical methods that were commonplace when Descartes was developing his ideas."--Jacket
Descartes and the last Scholastics by Roger Ariew( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roger Ariew argues here that Cartesian philosophy should be regarded as it was in Descartes's own day - as a reaction against, as well as indebted to, Scholastic philosophy. His book illuminates Cartesian philosophy by analyzing debates between Descartes and contemporary Schoolmen and surveying controversies arising in its first reception
Revolution and continuity : essays in the history and philosophy of early modern science ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern philosophy : an anthology of primary sources ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The leading anthology of writings of the modern period, Modern Philosophy provides the key works of seven major philosophers, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period, chosen to deepen the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural sciences
Essays in the history and philosophy of science by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here, for the first time in English, are the philosophical essays - including the first statement of the "Duhem Thesis"--That formed the basis for Aim and Structure of Physical Theory, together with new translations of the historiographical essays presenting the equally celebrated "Continuity Thesis" by Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), a founding figure of the history and philosophy of science. Prefaced by an introduction on Duhem's intellectual development and continuing significance, here as well are important subsequent essays in which Duhem elaborated key concepts and critiqued such contemporaries as Henri Poincare and Ernst Mach
Historical dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian philosophy by Roger Ariew( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy includes many entries on Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings. Since it is historical, there are other entries on those who supported him, those who criticized him, those who corrected him, and those who together formed one of the major movements in philosophy, Cartesianism. To better understand the period, the authors drew up a brief chronology, and to see how Descartes and Cartesianism fit into the general picture, they have written an introduction and a biography. Since everything cannot be summed up in one volume, a bibliography directs readers to numerous other sources on issues of particular interest."--BOOK JACKET
Philosophical essays and correspondence by René Descartes( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A superb text for teaching the philosophy of Descartes, this volume includes all his major works in their entirety, important selections from his lesser known writings, and key selections from his philosophical correspondence
Discourse on metaphysics by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For this new edition, Roger Ariew has adapted Samuel Clarke's edition of 1717, modernizing it to reflect contemporary English usage. Ariew's introduction places the correspondence in historical context and discusses the vibrant philosophical climate of the times. Appendices provide those selections from the works of Newton that Clarke frequently refers to in the correspondence. A bibliography is also included
Pensèes by Blaise Pascal( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the first complete English translation based on the Sellier edition of Pascal?s manuscript, widely accepted as the manuscript that is closest to the version Pascal left behind on his death in 1662. A brief history of the text, a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources, a chronology of Pascal?s life and works, concordances between the Sellier and Lafuma editions of the original, and an index are provided
In defense of Raymond Sebond by Michel de Montaigne( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Under the pretense of defending an obscure treatise by a Catalan theologian, Sebond, Montaigne attacks the philosophers who attempt rational explanations of the universe and argues for a skeptical Christianity based squarely on faith rather than reason. The result is the Apology for Raymond Sebond, a classic of Counter-Reformation thought and a masterpiece of Renaissance literature." -- Publisher's description
Meditationes de prima philosophia = Meditations on first philosophy by René Descartes( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edition features reliable, accessible translations; useful editorial materials; and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, accompanied by Descartes' replies, in their entirety. The letter serving as a reply to Gassendi--in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies--conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception."--Publisher's website
Readings in modern philosophy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Ethique ou philosophie morale by Scipion Dupleix( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in French and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La métaphysique by Scipion Dupleix( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy by Daniel Garber( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of early-modern philosophy structured the way an educated seventeenth-century European might have organized the domain of philosophy. Prominently features the history of science, religious doctrine, and politics. Begins with an intellectual world dominated by a synthesis of Aristotelianism and scholastic philosophy and ends with the emergence of the mechanistic or 'corpuscularian' philosophy and its impact on traditional metaphysics, ethics, theology, logic, and epistemology
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