David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The three great historical philosophers most often associated with rationalism - Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz - opened up ingenious and breathtaking vistas upon the world. Yet their works are so difficult that readers often find themselves stymied. "Understanding Rationalism" offers a guide for anyone approaching these thinkers for the first time.With clear explanations, elegant examples and insightful summaries, "Understanding Rationalism" unlocks their intricate metaphysical systems, which are by turns surprising, compelling and sometimes bizarre. It also lays out their controversial stances on moral, political and religious problems. The study is framed by an opening discussion of the broad themes and attitudes common to these three philosophers and a closing analysis of the legacy they left for the rest of philosophy
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Call number||B833.H84 2008|
|ISBN(s)||9781844651122 9781844651139 9781844651139|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Alberto Vanzo (2014). From Empirics to Empiricists. Intellectual History Review 24 (4):517-538.
Similar books and articles
Norman F. Cantor (1969). Seventeenth-Century Rationalism: Bacon & Descartes. Waltham, Mass.,Blaisdell Pub. Co..
D. P. Chattopadhyaya (1976). Individuals and Worlds: Essays in Anthropological Rationalism. Oxford University Press.
Peter Thielke (2008). Apostate Rationalism and Maimon's Hume. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 591-618.
Douglas W. Portmore (2011). Consequentialism and Moral Rationalism. In Mark Timmons (ed.), Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics. Oxford Univ Pr
Stephen P. Stich (1979). Between Chomskian Rationalism and Popperian Empiricism. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (December):329-47.
William S. Robinson (1991). Rationalism, Expertise, and the Dreyfuses' Critique of AI Research. Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (2):271-90.
A. Diller (2013). On Critical and Pancritical Rationalism. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (2):127-156.
Alan Nelson (ed.) (2005). A Companion to Rationalism. Blackwell Pub..
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-05-19
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?