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The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy

Author: Daniel Garber; Michael Ayers
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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The ultimate comprehensive, authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy, written by an international team of specialists. The history of science, religious doctrine, and politics feature prominently. The narrative begins with Aristotle's intellectualism, but by the end of the period, the true science of philosophy that we know today had evolved. Two volumes boxed.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cambridge history of seventeenth-century philosophy.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)741886555
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Garber; Michael Ayers
ISBN: 0521588642 9780521588645 0521307635 9780521307635 0521572339 9780521572330 9780511468360 0511468369 9780511468377 0511468377
OCLC Number: 34943271
Description: 2 volumes (xvii, 1616 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
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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