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Readings in Epistemology From Aquinas, Bacon, Galileo, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant

ISBN-10: 0823214923

ISBN-13: 9780823214921

Edition: 2nd 1993

Authors: Vincent G. Potter, S. J. Colapietro

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A companion volume to On Understanding Understanding, this second edition incorporates corrections to the previous text and includes new readings. The works collected in this volume are mainly from the British Empiricists. The breadth of the selection is not so diverse that the pieces cannot be readily understood by a newcomer to Epistemology, they have a logical progression of development (from Locke to Berkeley to Hume), and all of the philosophers whose work is represented have had great influence on contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. In the Introduction, Potter sets the selections in their historical context and urges the readers to form their own viewpoint in terms of the periods contribution to the advancement of culture, politics, and society. He gives a concise summary of the Enlightenment period, demonstrating how and why Rationalism and Empiricism came about, and challenges the reader not to simply note the points of disparity between the two schools, but to notice the similarities of their common assumptions both substantive and methodological. Readings in Epistemology, Second Edition is an excellent classroom tool. A biographical note on the philosopher, and list of suggested books for further study, heads each of the readings. Study Questions which stimulate discussion, are at the end of each piece.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 235
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Francis Bacon
From Novum Organum
Galileo Galilei
From The Assayer
Rene Descartes
From A Discourse on Method
From Meditations on the First Philosophy
John Locke
From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
George Berkeley
From A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
David Hume
From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Immanuel Kant
From Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
From Critique of Pure Reason
From An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?
Appendix: St. Thomas Aquinas
From Summa Theologiae