On Modern Philosophy
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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, 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 11/14/2003
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|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?|