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The philosopher in early modern Europe : the nature of a contested identity

Author: Conal Condren; Stephen Gaukroger; Ian Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Ideas in context, 77.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays provides access to key early modern disputes over what it meant to be a philosopher.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Conal Condren; Stephen Gaukroger; Ian Hunter
ISBN: 0521866464 9780521866460
OCLC Number: 70173393
Description: xii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The persona of the natural philosopher / Stephen Gaukroger --
The university philosopher in early modern Germany / Ian Hunter --
The persona of the philosopher and the rhetorics of office in early modern England / Conal Condren --
From Sir Thomas More to Robert Burton: the laughing philosopher in the early modern period / Catherine Curtis --
Hobbes, the universities and the history of philosophy / R.W. Serjeantson --
The judicial persona in historical context: the case of Matthew Hale / David Saunders --
Persona and office: Althusius on the formation of magistrates and councillors / Robert von Friedeburg --
Descartes as sage: spiritual askesis in Cartesian philosophy / John Cottingham --
The natural philosopher and the virtues / Peter Harrison --
Fictions of a feminine philosophical persona: Christine de Pisan, Margaret Cavendish and philosophia lost / Karen Green and Jacqueline Broad --
John Locke and polite philosophy / Richard Yeo.
Series Title: Ideas in context, 77.
Responsibility: edited by Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger and Ian Hunter.
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