Metaphilosophy 46 (3):344-363 (2015)

Tamas Demeter
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
This article argues that early modern philosophy should be seen as an integrated enterprise of moral and natural philosophy. Consequently, early modern moral and natural philosophy should be taught as intellectual enterprises that developed hand in hand. Further, the article argues that the unity of these two fields can be best introduced through methodological ideas. It illustrates these theses through a case study on Scottish Newtonianism, starting with visions concerning the unity of philosophy and then turning to a discussion of how methodological ideas figure in those visions. Finally, the article argues that methodological considerations can serve as good starting points to introduce and discuss central topics and canonical figures of the early modern period.
Keywords moral philosophy  analysis/synthesis  natural philosophy  Scottish Newtonianism  methodology
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12136
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