What Does History Matter to the History of Philosophy?

Abstract Contrary to most modern interpretations, in the early modern period, history was an indispensable resource for many philosophers. The different uses of history by Bacon, Gassendi, Locke, and Hume are explored to establish the role of history as a resource in early-modern philosophy.
Keywords John Locke   History of Philosophy   Francis Bacon   Pierre Gassendi   David Hume
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DOI 10.1163/187226311X599880
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