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The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy

Author: Daniel Garber; Michael Ayers; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(DLC) 96025475
(OCoLC)34943271
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Garber; Michael Ayers; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780511468360 0511468369 9780511468377 0511468377
OCLC Number: 265101611
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xvii, 1616 pages)) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: vol. 1. Preface / Daniel Garber and Michael Ayers --
Introduction / Michael Ayers and Daniel Garber --
I. The institutional setting / Richard Tuck --
The intellectual setting / Stephen Menn --
European philosophical responses to non-European culture: China / D.E. Mungello --
II. Logic, language, and abstract objects --
Logic in the seventeenth century: preliminary remarks and the constituents of the proposition / Gabriel Nuchelmans --
Proposition and judgement / Gabriel Nuchelmans --
Deductive reasoning / Gabriel Nuchelmans --
Method and the study of nature / Peter Dear --
Universals, essences, and abstract entities / Martha Bolton --
Individuation / Udo Thiel --
III. God --
The idea of God / Jean-Luc Marion --
Proofs of the existence of God / Jean-Robert Armogathe --
The Cartesian dialectic of creation / Thomas M. Lennon --
The relation between theology and philosophy / Nicholas Jolley --
The religious background of seventeenth-century philosophy / Richard Popkin --
IV. Body and the physical world --
The scholastic background / Roger Ariew and Alan Gabbey --
The occultist tradition and its critics / Brian Copenhaver --
Doctrines of explanation in late scholasticism and in the mechanical philosophy / Steven Nadler --
New doctrines of body and its powers, place, and space / Daniel Garber, John Henry, Lynn Joy, and Alan Gabbey --
Knowledge of the existence of body / Charles McCracken --
New doctrines of motion / Alan Gabbey --
Laws of nature / J.R. Milton --
The mathematical realm of nature / Michael Mahoney --
V. Spirit --
Soul and mind: life and thought in the seventeenth century / Daniel Garber --
Knowledge of the soul / Charles McCracken --
Mind-body problems / Daniel Garber and Margaret Wilson --
Personal identity / Udo Thiel --
The passions in metaphysics and the theory of action / Susan James. vol. 2. VI. The understanding --
The cognitive faculties / Gary Hatfield --
Theories of knowledge and belief / Michael Ayers --
Ideas and objective being / Michael Ayers --
Probability and evidence / Lorraine Daston --
Skepticism / Charles Larmore --
VII. Will, action, and moral philosophy --
Determinism and human freedom / Robert Sleigh, Vere Chappell, and Michael Della Rocca --
Conceptions of moral philosophy / Jill Kraye --
Divine/natural law theories in ethics / Knud Haakonssen --
Reason, the passions, and the good life / Susan James.
Other Titles: Cambridge history of 17th-century philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers, with the assistance of Roger Ariew and Alan Gabbey.

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