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The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy

Edited by Dan Kaufman

Routledge – 2010

Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

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Description

The Seventeenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale. In spite of this, there are remarkably few comprehensive, single volume surveys of the period as a whole.

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding and comprehensive survey of this momentous period, covering the major thinkers, topics and movements in Seventeenth century philosophy. It is divided into seven parts:

  • Historical Context
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Mind and Language
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Natural Philosophy and Mathematics
  • Philosophical Theology.

An outstanding team of international contributors provide students and scholars of philosophy and related disciplines with a superb guide to Seventeenth century philosophy. Additional features include annotated further reading at the end of each chapter and biographical entries on the most important philosophers.

Contents

Introduction Dan Kaufman Part 1: Historical Context 1. Scholastic Background and Influence David Clemenson 2. Mechanical Philosophy and Modern Philosophy Edwin McCann Part 2: Metaphysics 3. Substance Tad Schmaltz 4. Theories of Matter Andrew Pyle 5. Qualities Samuel Rickless 6. Causation Sukjae Lee 7. Freedom Scott Ragland 8. Modality Calvin Normore 9. Individuation and Persistence Dan Kaufman Part 3: Epistemology 10. Skepticism Gianni Paganini 11. The Theory of Ideas Lex Newman 12. Logic and Knowledge Alan Nelson Part 4: Mind and Language 13. Minds Lilli Alanen 14. Mind-Body Problems David Cunning 15. Perception Antonia Lolordo 16. Consciousness Steven Nadler 17. The Passions Lisa Shapiro 18. Philosophy of Language Walter Ott Part 5: Natural Philosophy and Mathematics 19. Natural Philosophy Andrew Janiak 20. Philosophy of Mathematics Douglas Jesseph Part 6: Moral and Political Philosophy 21. Moral Philosophy Michael LeBuffe 22. Political Philosophy Susanne Sreedhar Part 7: Philosophical Theology 23. Arguments for the Existence of God Marcy Lascano 24. The Problem of Evil Samuel Newlands 25. Religious Skepticism Thomas Lennon & Michael Hickson. Index

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Description: Edited by Dan Kaufman. The Seventeenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale. In spite of this, there are remarkably few comprehensive, single...
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