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Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy


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This series publishes significant contributions to the study of this key period in philosophy. It covers studies of single authors as well as principal philosophical areas.

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Consciousness, Time, and Scepticism in Hume’s Thought

Consciousness, Time, and Scepticism in Hume’s Thought

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lorne Falkenstein
April 02, 2024

David Hume’s philosophical work presents the reader with a perplexing mix of constructive accounts of empirically guided belief and destructive sceptical arguments against all belief. This book reconciles this conflict by showing that Hume intended his scepticism to be remedial. It immunizes us ...

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends: Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Edited By Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Adam Cureton
January 29, 2024

This book advances our understanding of the nature, grounds and limits of human dignity by connecting it with Kant’s notion of an ideal moral community, or "Kingdom of Ends". It features original essays by leading Kant scholars and moral and political philosophers from around the world. Although ...

Condillac and His Reception On the Origin and Nature of Human Abilities

Condillac and His Reception: On the Origin and Nature of Human Abilities

1st Edition

Edited By Delphine Antoine-Mahut, Anik Waldow
October 13, 2023

This volume explores the philosophy of Étienne Bonnot de Condillac. It presents, for the first time, English-language essays on Condillac’s philosophy, making the complexity and sophistication of his arguments and their influence on early modern philosophy accessible to a wider readership. ...

Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy

Metaphysics as a Science in Classical German Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Robb Dunphy, Toby Lovat
September 01, 2023

This volume is dedicated to questions about the nature and method of metaphysics in Classical German Philosophy. Its chapters offer original investigations into the metaphysical projects of many of the major figures in German philosophy between Wolff and Hegel. The period of Classical German ...

Kant on Freedom and Human Nature

Kant on Freedom and Human Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Luigi Filieri, Sofie Møller
August 25, 2023

The essays in this volume provide new readings of Kant’s account of human nature. Despite the relevance of human nature to Kant’s philosophy, little attention has been paid to the fact that the question about human nature originally pertains to pure reason. The chapters in this volume show that ...

Adam Smith and Modernity 1723–2023

Adam Smith and Modernity: 1723–2023

1st Edition

Edited By Alberto Burgio
March 20, 2023

This volume features 19 original chapters on Adam Smith’s conception of modernity. The contributions demonstrate the relevance of Smith as the great interpreter of modernity 250 years after the publication of The Wealth of Nations. The chapters in Part 1 focus on structural aspects of Smith’s work....

Perspectives on Kant’s Opus postumum

Perspectives on Kant’s Opus postumum

1st Edition

Edited By Giovanni Pietro Basile, Ansgar Lyssy
November 18, 2022

This book offers new perspectives on the theoretical elements of the Opus postumum (OP), Kant’s project of a final work which remained unknown until eighty years after his death. The contributors read the OP as a central work in establishing the relation between Kant’s transcendental philosophy, ...

Hume on Testimony

Hume on Testimony

1st Edition

By Dan O'Brien
October 21, 2022

This book is the first devoted to Hume’s conception of testimony. Hume is usually taken to be a reductionist with respect to testimony, with trust in others dependent on the evidence possessed by individuals concerning the reliability of texts or speakers. This account is taken from Hume’s essay on...

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics

Beyond Autonomy in Eighteenth-Century British and German Aesthetics

1st Edition

Edited By Karl Axelsson, Camilla Flodin, Mattias Pirholt
August 01, 2022

This volume re-examines traditional interpretations of the rise of modern aesthetics in eighteenth-century Britain and Germany. It provides a new account that connects aesthetic experience with morality, science, and political society. In doing so, it challenges long-standing teleological ...

System and Freedom in Kant and Fichte

System and Freedom in Kant and Fichte

1st Edition

Edited By Giovanni Pietro Basile, Ansgar Lyssy
June 30, 2022

This book investigates various aspects of freedom as developed in the philosophical systems of Kant and Fichte. Freedom, both Kant and Fichte insist, does not mean that we can choose or think independently from all rules or necessity, but rather that we willingly accept a certain kind of submission...

Kant’s Critical Epistemology Why Epistemology Must Consider Judgment First

Kant’s Critical Epistemology: Why Epistemology Must Consider Judgment First

1st Edition

By Kenneth R. Westphal
April 29, 2022

This book assesses and defends Kant’s Critical epistemology, and the rich yet neglected resources it provides for understanding and resolving fundamental issues regarding human experience, perceptual judgment, empirical knowledge and cognitive sciences.Kenneth Westphal first examines Kant’s methods...

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy

The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Karin de Boer, Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet
May 18, 2021

This collection of essays challenges the prevailing assumption that eighteenth-century German philosophy prior to Kant was largely defined by post-Leibnizian rationalism and, accordingly, a low esteem of the cognitive function of the senses. It does so by highlighting the various ways in which ...

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