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Rewriting the History of Philosophy


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The history of philosophy has undergone remarkable growth in the English language philosophical world. In addition to more and better quality translations of canonical texts there has been a parallel expansion in the study and research of sources, thinkers and subjects hitherto largely neglected in the discipline. These range from women philosophers and late ancient thinkers to new Western and non-Western sources alike. Simultaneously, there has been a methodological shift to far greater intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in the history of philosophy, cutting across the humanities and social sciences.

Rewriting the History of Philosophy is an exciting new series that reflects these important changes in philosophy. Each volume presents a high quality, scholarly assessment and interpretation of an important topic in the history of philosophy, from ancient times to the present day, by an team of international contributors.

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Molyneux’s Question and the History of Philosophy

Molyneux’s Question and the History of Philosophy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gabriele Ferretti, Brian Glenney
September 16, 2020

In 1688 the Irish scientist and politician William Molyneux sent a letter to the philosopher John Locke. In it, he asked him a question: could someone who was born blind, and able to distinguish a globe and a cube by touch, be able to immediately distinguish and name these shapes by sight if given ...

The Senses and the History of Philosophy

The Senses and the History of Philosophy

1st Edition

Brian Glenney, José Filipe Silva
March 01, 2019

The study of perception and the role of the senses have recently risen to prominence in philosophy and are now a major area of study and research. However, the philosophical history of the senses remains a relatively neglected subject. Moving beyond the current philosophical canon, this outstanding...

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