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Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy


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Reissuing works originally published between 1927 and 1992, this collection offers excellent scholarship on Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz and other philosophers, covering a wide array of subjects. Political theory, ethics and education are all represented in these volumes, with one book particularly focusing on the Soviet interpretation of Spinoza’s thought. The last two texts are translations of Spinoza’s correspondence and his oldest biography. This is a comprehensive collection for a philosophy library.

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The Correspondence of Spinoza

The Correspondence of Spinoza

1st Edition

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Edited By A. Wolf
February 12, 2021

First published in 1928, The Correspondence of Spinoza is deeply interesting in many ways. It presents a pageant of the leading types of seventeenth-century mentality. It affords contemporary glimpses of important scientific researches and discoveries. It brings us into touch with some of the ...

The Oldest Biography of Spinoza

The Oldest Biography of Spinoza

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By A. Wolf
February 12, 2021

Originally published in 1927, the publication of this volume may be regarded as a fitting contribution to the international celebrations in memory of one of the greatest of the sons of men. This biography is the oldest, and it is the only one written by one who knew Spinoza personally, and loved ...

Ideas of Contract in English Political Thought in the Age of John Locke

Ideas of Contract in English Political Thought in the Age of John Locke

1st Edition

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By Martyn P. Thompson
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1987. This book analyses what Englishmen understood by the term contract in political discussions during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It provides evidence for reconsidering conventional accounts of the relationships between political ideas, groups and...

John Locke Prophet of Common Sense

John Locke: Prophet of Common Sense

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By M. V. C. Jeffreys
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1967. Locke's views in the field of education had great influence in the UK and abroad; and the aim of this book is to present them in the context of his general philosophical thinking, since it was mainly as a philosopher that Locke won his place in history. Because Locke ...

Leibniz' Doctrine of Necessary Truth

Leibniz' Doctrine of Necessary Truth

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Margaret Dauler Wilson
February 01, 2021

Originally published in 1990. This study was first written in 1965 when interest in Leibniz was intensifying. The book looks in detail at the doctrine of necessity – that necessary truths are those derivable from the principle of identity by the substitution of definitions. It first considers views...

Private and Public Individuals, Households, and Body Politic in Locke and Hutcheson

Private and Public: Individuals, Households, and Body Politic in Locke and Hutcheson

1st Edition

By Daniela Gobetti
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1992. This arresting and innovative book combines political theory with the history of political thought to question the conceptual conventions and tacit assumptions which surround the concepts of private and public. In seeking the foundations of the modern liberal ...

Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan

Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan

1st Edition

By Raia Prokhovnik
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1991. This book explicitly examines rhetoric as the art of persuasion in the practical world, and as in the expression of thinking in the language a speaker uses. It presents Leviathan in terms of the philosophical character of the work considered through Hobbes’ use of ...

Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

1st Edition

By Various
August 12, 2019

Reissuing works originally published between 1927 and 1992, this collection offers excellent scholarship on Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz and other philosophers, covering a wide array of subjects. Political theory, ethics and education are all represented in these volumes, with one book ...

Speculum Spinozanum, 1677-1977

Speculum Spinozanum, 1677-1977

1st Edition

Edited By Siegfried Hessing
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1978. These essays are written by distinguished philosophers from many countries and were published as a homage to Spinoza in the year which marked the three-hundredth anniversary of his death. A special feature of the book is that it includes a recently discovered letter by...

Spinoza in Soviet Philosophy A Series of Essays

Spinoza in Soviet Philosophy: A Series of Essays

1st Edition

Edited By George L. Kline
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1952. This book collects numerous works on the revival of Spinoza scholarship in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 30's, including the emergence of conflicting Marxist schools of Spinoza interpretation. This work includes translations by Kline of seven major articles on ...

The Liberal Politics of John Locke

The Liberal Politics of John Locke

1st Edition

By M. Seliger
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1968. This book presents the synthesis of a coherent view of the Lockeian argument from his various works. This tests the inner consistency of Locke’s political theory against his own examples from history. The layers of Locke’s argumentation are analysed on metaphysics in ...

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