Readings in Modern Philosophy Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz and Associated Texts

ISBN-10: 0872205347

ISBN-13: 9780872205345

Edition: 2000

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Description: Designed for the semester or quarter course that is often called 'The Rationalists', this anthology is a slightly revised and expanded version of the relevant sections of Modern Philosophy: An Anthology of Primary Sources. It contains the complete text of Descarte's Meditations and Leibniz's Monadology and substantial selections from Spinoza's Ethics, along with other key texts of the period -- in whole or in part -- which enhance the reader's understanding of modern philosophy and its relationship to the natural science of the time.

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Eric Watkins is professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. The recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he is the author of Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality, which won the Book Prize in 2005 from the Journal of the History of Philosophy.

General Introduction
Descartes's Meditations and Associated Texts
Bacon, New Organon I, Aphorisms 1-3, 11-31, and 36-46
Galileo, The Assayer, "Corpuscularianism"
Descartes, Discourse on Method I, II, and V
Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
Descartes, Hobbes, and Arnauld, Objections and Replies II, III, and IV
Descartes, Principles of Philosophy I, II, 1-25, III, 1-3, and IV, 188-89, 196-207
Spinoza, Descartes's Principles of Philosophy, "Prolegomenon" and "Definitions"
Leibniz, On Descartes, From the Letters to Foucher, to Elisabeth, and to Molanus
Pascal, Pensees, "The Wager"
Spinoza's Ethics and Associated Texts
Hobbes, Leviathan, Introduction, 1-5, 34, and 46
Spinoza, From the Letters to Oldenburg and to Meyer (Letters 2, 12, and 32)
Spinoza, The Ethics, Parts I, II, and V
Leibniz's Monadology and Associated Texts
Malebranche, Search after Truth, III.2.1-4, 6-7, VI.2.3, Elucid. 15
Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics
Leibniz, From the Letters to Arnauld
Leibniz, Primary Truths
Leibniz, New System of Nature
Leibniz, Monadology
Newton, Natural Philosophy, Principia, "Scholium to Definitions" and "General Scholium," and Optics, "Query 31"
Leibniz, From the Letters to Clarke (Letters 1-4)
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