Modern Philosophy

ISBN-10: 077352682X

ISBN-13: 9780773526822

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard Francks
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: How modern is 'Modern' philosophy?
Rene Descartes
Material Monism or the Great Soup of Being: Descartes' account of the natural world
The possibility of atheism: Descartes and God
The limits of mechanism: the place of human beings in Descartes' world
Selling the picture: Descartes' story of doubt and discovery
Baruch Spinoza
God, or Nature? Spinoza's pantheism
The attribute of thought
Spinoza's ethics: metaphysics and the life of man
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
The Principle of Sufficient Reason
The best of all possible worlds
The world as explicable: Monadology
Matter, mind and human life: the world as monadic
John Locke
On living in the world: Locke on the contents of the mind
Locke on nature (and our knowledge of it)
The life of man: Locke's political thought
George Berkeley
Denying the obvious: Berkeley's radical reinterpretation of human experience
Berkeley's disproof of the existence of matter
On what there is: Berkeley's virtual reality
David Hume
Hume's project for a new science: what it is, how it works, and an example
The failure of the project
The lessons of Hume: where do we go from here?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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