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Debates in Modern Philosophy : Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses.

Author: Stewart Duncan; Antonia LoLordo
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Key debates in the history of philosophy.
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Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses provides an in-depth, engaging introduction to important issues in modern philosophy. It presents 13 key interpretive debates to students, and ranges in coverage from Descartes' Meditations to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Debates include:Did Descartes have a developed and consistent view about how the mind interacts with the body?Was  Read more...
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Duncan, Stewart.
Debates in Modern Philosophy : Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Duncan; Antonia LoLordo
ISBN: 9781135136604 1135136602
OCLC Number: 862825034
Notes: Being and Being Fundamental.
Description: 1 online resource (414 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Timeline; Part I: The Cartesian Circle; Editors' Introduction; A Note on References; Further Reading; 1. Descartes on the Consistency of Reason; Notes; 2. Frankfurt and the Cartesian Circle; Kenny's Interpretation; Frankfurt's Interpretation; Why Kenny's Interpretation Doesn't Avoid Circularity; Frankfurt's Coherence Interpretation; A Subtler Circle that Still Remains; The Star Witness for the Coherence Interpretation; Rethinking Descartes' Final Solution to the Skeptical Problem; Notes. Part II: Descartes on Mind-Body InteractionEditors' Introduction; A Note on References; Further Reading; 3. Understanding Interaction: What Descartes Should Have Told Elisabeth; I. The Doctrine of the Three Primitive Notions; II. The Heaviness Analogy; III. Motion, Impact, and God; IV. What Descartes Should Have Told Elisabeth; Notes; 4. Understanding Interaction Revisited; Understanding Interaction; What Should Descartes Have Told Elisabeth?; What Should Descartes Say to Garber?; Acknowledgement; Notes; Part III: Making Sense of Spinoza's Ethics; Editors' Introduction; A Note on References. Further Reading5. Excerpts from Spinoza; From Chapter 1, "Spinoza's Understanding and Understanding Spinoza"; From Chapter 2, "The Metaphysics of Substance"; Notes; 6. The Sirens of Elea: Rationalism, Monism and Idealism in Spinoza; On the Possible Misuse of the PSR; "Unexplainable"; Bifurcations and Radical Monism; Acknowledgement; Notes; Part IV: The Appeal of Occasionalism; Editors' Introduction; Note on References; Further Reading; 7. Causation, Intentionality, and the Case for Occasionalism; 1. Logical and Causal Necessity; 2. 'Little Souls'; 3. The Epistemic Argument; 4. Conclusion. Note8. Malebranche on Necessary Connections, Omniscience, and Omnipotence; The Criterion of Necessary Connection; Divine Volition and Necessary Connections; Omniscience Rather Than Omnipotence?; Concluding Remarks; Acknowledgement; Part V: Did Leibniz Believe in Corporeal Substances?; Editors' Introduction; A Note on References; Further Reading; 9. Why Corporeal Substances Keep Popping Up in Leibniz's Later Philosophy; 1. Four Bad Arguments against Post-1703 Commitment to Corporeal Substances; A. The Phenomena Argument; Reply to Phenomena Argument; B. The Aggregate Argument. Reply to Aggregate ArgumentC. The Reductio ad Vinculum Argument; Reply to Reductio Argument; D. The Philosophical Argument; Reply to the Philosophical Argument; 2. Two good arguments for a tension between idealism and commitment to corporeal substances in the late-mature system; A. The No Principle of Unity Argument; B. Argument from Inconsistent Ontological Commitments; 3. Conclusion; Notes; 10. Idealism and Corporeal Substance in Leibniz's Metaphysics; Introduction; Between Rhetoric and Reality; Unity and Being; Reconsidering the 'Bad Arguments' Against Corporeal Substances.
Series Title: Key debates in the history of philosophy.

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Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses provides an in-depth, engaging introduction to important issues in modern philosophy. It presents 13 key interpretive debates to students, and ranges in coverage from Descartes' Meditations to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Debates include:Did Descartes have a developed and consistent view about how the mind interacts with the body?Was Leibniz an idealist, or did he believe in corporeal substances?What is Locke's theory of personal identity?Could there be a Berkeleian metaphysics without God?Did Hume believe in causal.

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