The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding survey of one of the most important eras in the history of Western philosophy - one which witnessed philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale.
A team of twenty international contributors provide students and scholars of philosophy and related disciplines with a detailed and accessible guide to seventeenth century philosophy. The Companion is divided into seven parts:
- Historical Context
- Mind and Language
- Moral and Political Philosophy
- Natural Philosophy and the Material World
- Philosophical Theology.
Major topics and themes are explored and discussed, including the scholastic context that shaped philosophy of the period, free will, skepticism, logic, mind-body problems, consciousness, arguments for the existence of God, and the problem of evil. As such The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is essential reading for all students of the period, both in philosophy and related disciplines such as literature, history, politics, and religious studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword Steven Nadler
Part 1: Historical Context
1. The Scholastic Background David Clemenson
Part 2: Metaphysics
2. Substance Tad M. Schmaltz
3. Qualities Samuel C. Rickless
4. Causation Sukjae Lee
5. Freewill and Determinism C.P. Ragland
Part 3: Epistemology
6. Skepticism Gianni Paganini
7. The Theory of Ideas Lex Newman
8. Logic and Knowledge Alan Nelson
Part 4: Mind and Language
9. Mind-Body Problems David Cunning
10. Sense Perception Antonia LoLordo
11. Consciousness Steven Nadler
12. The Passions Deborah Brown
13. Philosophy of Language Walter Ott
Part 5: Natural Philosophy and the Material World
14. Natural Philosophy Andrew Janiak
15. The Theory of Matter Andrew Pyle
Part 6: Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy
16. Moral Philosophy Michael LeBuffe
17. Political Philosophy Susanne Sreedhar
Part 7: Philosophical Theology
18. Arguments for the Existence of God Marcy P. Lascano
19.The Problem of Evil Samuel Newlands
20. The Rise of Religious Skepticism Michael W. Hickson and Thomas M. Lennon.
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Dan Kaufman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published extensively on issues in seventeenth century philosophy, especially on modality, substance, individuation, and identity.