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On Modern Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0534252451
ISBN-13: 9780534252458
Edition: 2004
Authors: Garrett Thomson
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Description: This historically organized book presents a holistic picture of the development of modern philosophy. It contains chapters on each of the major thinkers of this period ? Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Newton, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This historically organized book presents a holistic picture of the development of modern philosophy. It contains chapters on each of the major thinkers of this period ? Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Newton, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. ON MODERN PHILOSOPHY concisely presents the aims of each thinker and their basic argumentative strategies for achieving those aims in the context of their lives. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.

Preface
Introduction: The End of an Era
The Rise of Science: Copernicus to Galileo
Bacon and the New Map of Knowledge
Descartes: The Unity of Science
Descartes and Elizabeth: The Nature of Humans
Early Modern French Philosophy
Hobbes: Politics as Science
Spinoza: Against Dualism
Newton: The Grand Vision
Locke and the Proper Business
Locke: A Reasonable Revolutionary
Interim conclusion: The State of Play
Leibniz: New Questions
Leibniz: From Physics to Theology
Berkeley: The Denial of Matter
Hume: Skepticism and Naturalism
Hume: The Slave of the Passions
Interim Conclusion: The Need for Synthesis
The French Enlightenment
Kant: The Transcendental Turn
Kant: From Theory to Practice
Kant: Toward Romanticism
Grand Conclusion: A Failed Project?
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