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  1. Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.Benedictus de Spinoza - 1991 - Hackett.
    The book includes an Index of Subjects and a detailed Index of Biblical References as well as an Introduction by Brad Gregory, which sets Spinoza squarely in ...
  2. Hobbes's System of Ideas: A Study in the Political Significance of Philosophical Theories.John W. N. Watkins - 1973 - Hutchinson.
  3. Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives.Thomas E. Hill - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Respect, Pluralism, and Justice is a series of essays which sketches a broadly Kantian framework for moral deliberation, and then uses it to address important social and political issues. Hill shows how Kantian theory can be developed to deal with questions about cultural diversity, punishment, political violence, responsibility for the consequences of wrongdoing, and state coercion in a pluralistic society.
  4. Arguments for the Existence of God.John Hick - 1971 - Herder & Herder.
  5. Mary Astell: Theorist of Freedom From Domination.Patricia Springborg - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    Philosopher, theologian, educational theorist, feminist and political pamphleteer, Mary Astell was an important figure in the history of ideas of the early modern period. Among the first systematic critics of John Locke's entire corpus, she is best known for the famous question which prefaces her Reflections on Marriage: 'If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?' She is claimed by modern Republican theorists and feminists alike but, as a Royalist High Church Tory, the (...)
  6. The Ideological Imagination: Ideological Conflict in Our Time and its Roots in Hobbes, Rousseau and Marx.Louis Joseph Halle - 1972 - Quadrangle Books.
  7. Making a Necessity of Virtue. Aristotle and Kant on Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together, in a way that remains faithful to the texts and responsive to debates in contemporary ethics. Recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in the concept of virtue, and with it a reassessment of the role of virtue in the work of Aristotle and Kant. This book brings that re-assessment to a new level of sophistication. Nancy Sherman argues that Kant preserves a (...)
  8. Cartesian Truth.Thomas C. Vinci - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    This book argues that science and metaphysics are closely and inseparably interwoven in the work of Descartes, such that the metaphysics cannot be understood without the science and vice versa. In order to make his case, Thomas Vinci offers a careful philosophical reconstruction of central parts of Descartes' metaphysics and of his theory of perception, each considered in relation to Descartes' epistemology. Many authors of late have written on the relation between Descartes' metaphysics and his physics, especially insofar as the (...)
  9. Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change.Eduardo Giannetti Fonsecdaa - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is concerned with the role of economic philosophy ("ideas") in the processes of belief-formation and social change. Its aim is to further our understanding of the behavior of the individual economic agent by bringing to light and examining the function of non-rational dispositions and motivations ("passions") in the determination of the agent's beliefs and goals. Drawing on the work of David Hume and Adam Smith, the book spells out the particular ways in which the passions come to affect (...)
  10. John Locke: A Descriptive Bibliography.Jean S. Yolton - 1998 - Thoemmes Press.
  11. The Primacy of Practice: Essays Towards a Pragmatically Kantian Theory of Empirical Knowledge.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Blackwell.
  12. Hobbesian Moral and Political Theory.Gregory S. Kavka - 1986 - Princeton University Press.
    In fact, it requires two major social institutions--morality and government--working in a coordinated fashion to do so. This is one of the main themes of Hobbes's philosophy that will be developed in this book.
  13. The Spirit of Modern Republicanism: The Moral Vision of the American Founders and the Philosophy of Locke.Thomas L. PANGLE - 1988 - University of Chicago Press.
    . What distinguishes Pangle's study from the dozens of books which have challenged or elaborated upon the republican revision is the sharpness with which he ...
  14. Francis Bacon.Perez Zagorin - 1999 - Princeton University Press.
    Photos. "This is a masterly book which brings together the two major Bacons--the politician and the philosopher. . .
  15. Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment.Ellen Judy Wilson - 2004 - Facts on File.
    Presents a comprehensive introduction to the period, covering such topics as science, education, art and architecture, aesthetics, and music, as well as the key terms, individuals, locations, and significant works.
  16. Kant: Making Reason Intuitive.Kyriaki Goudeli, Pavlos Kontos & Iole Patelle (eds.) - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Kant denies that Reason is intuitive, but demands that we must - in some way - 'make' Reason intuitive, and follow its guidance, particularly in matters of morality. In this book, a group of scholars attempt to analyze and explore this central paradox within Kantian thought. Each essay explores the question from a different perspective - from political philosophy, ethics and religion to science and aesthetics. The essays thus also reformulate the core question in different forms, for example, how are (...)
  17. Ethics Vindicated: Kant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse.Ermanno Bencivenga - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    Can we regard ourselves as having free will? What is the place of values in a world of facts? What grounds the authority of moral injunctions, and why should we care about them? Unless we provide satisfactory answers to these questions, ethics has no credible status and is likely to be subsumed by psychology, history, or rational decision theory. According to Ermanno Bencivenga, this outcome is both common and regrettable. Bencivenga points to Immanuel Kant for the solution. Kant's philosophy is (...)
  18. The Skeptic's Oakeshott.Steven Anthony Gerencser - 2000 - St. Martin's Press.
    The Skeptic’s Oakeshott poses the thesis that Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy is best understood from the vantage point of his skepticism and his intellectual affinity to Hobbes. Margaret Thatcher based much of her political philosophy on Oakeshott’s theories, but Gerencser shows how she widely misinterpreted his work. He argues persuasively against those who understand Oakeshott in terms of the influence of British idealism. Instead, Gerencser argues that Oakeshott adopts and softens Hobbes' idea of consent as the basis of political authority. (...)
  19. The Philosophical Works, 1754-1777.Henry St John Bolingbroke - 1977 - Garland.
  20. The Reception of David Hume in Europe.Peter Jones (ed.) - 2005 - Thoemmes Continuum.
    Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
  21. Knowledge of the External World.Bruce Aune - 1991 - Routledge.
    Many philosophers believe that the traditional problem of our knowledge of the external world was dissolved by Wittgestein and others. They argue that it was not really a problem - just a linguistic `confusion' that did not actually require a solution. Bruce Aune argues that they are wrong. He casts doubt on the generally accepted reasons for putting the problem aside and proposes an entirely new approach. By considering the history of the problem from Descartes to Kant, Aune shows that (...)
  22. The Philosophy of Francis Bacon.Fulton Henry Anderson - 1948 - New York: Octagon Books.
  23. Problems From Locke.J. L. Mackie - 1976 - Clarendon Press.
    Annotation In this book Mr. Mackie selects for critical discussion six related topic which are prominent in John Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding: ...
  24. Kant and the Problem of History.William A. Galston - 1975 - University of Chicago Press.
  25. Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Critical Essays.Paul Guyer (ed.) - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield.
    This collection of essays, the first of its kind in nearly thirty years, introduces the reader to some of the most important studies of the book from the past ...
  26. The Blackwell Guide to the Modern Philosophers - From Descartes to Nietzsche.Steven M. Emmanuel (ed.) - 2000 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This guide brings together eighteen original interpretations of the modern philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche.
  27. Descartes.John Cottingham (ed.) - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume brings together some of the best articles on Descartes published in the last fifty years. Edited by the renowned Descartes specialist John Cottingham, the selection covers the full range of Descartes's thought, including chapters on the central issues in Cartesian metaphysics, the relationship between mind and body, human nature and the passions, and the structure of scientific explanation.
  28. Reconceiving Experience: A Solution to a Problem Inherited From Descartes.John T. Kearns - 1996 - State University of New York Press.
    Presents a new framework for understanding language, thought, and experience, and for carrying out research.
  29. Edmund Burke.Dennis O'Keeffe - 2010 - Continuum.
    Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers provides comprehensive accounts of the works.
  30. Meditations on First Philosophy in Focus.René Descartes - 1993 - Routledge.
    Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy In Focus contains the excellent and popular Elizabeth S. Haldane and G.R.T. Ross translation of Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy . It also contains a portion of the Replies to Objections II, in which Descartes discusses how the method employed in the Meditations, which he calls "analysis," differs from the method of "synthesis" employed by the geometer. In his introduction, Stanley Tweyman provides a fresh and detailed discussion of the relationship between Descartes' Rules (...)
  31. The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen.Frederick M. Keener - 1983 - Columbia University Press.
  32. Leibniz: An Introduction.C. D. Broad - 1975 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book, first published in 1975, provides critical and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of Leibniz.
  33. Descartes's Method of Doubt.Janet Broughton - 2002 - Princeton University Press.
    "This stunning work is without question a major contribution to Cartesian studies, to the field of early modern philosophy, and to general epistemology--original, provocative, and philosophically interesting.
  34. Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    The problems of evil and suffering have been extensively discussed in Jewish philosophy, and much of the discussion has centred on the Book of Job. In this study Oliver Leaman poses two questions: how can a powerful and caring deity allow terrible things to happen to obviously innocent people, and why have the Jewish people been so harshly treated throughout history, given their status as the chosen people? He explores these issues through an analysis of the views of Philo, Saadya, (...)
  35. New Essays on the Rationalists.Rocco J. Gennaro & Charles Huenemann (eds.) - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    This collection presents some of the most vital and original recent writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, the three greatest rationalists of the early modern period. Their work offered brilliant and distinct integrations of science, morals, metaphysics, and religion, which today remain at the center of philosophical discussion. The essays written especially for this volume explore how these three philosophical systems treated matter, substance, human freedom, natural necessity, knowledge, mind, and consciousness. The contributors include some of the most prominent writers (...)
  36. Classical Modern Philosophers: Descartes to Kant.Richard Schacht - 1984 - Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    The bibliography has been updated for this edition to take account of the wealth of recent studies of them.
  37. Berkeley’s Thought.George Sotiros Pappas - 2000 - Cornell University Press.
    He assesses the validity of this self-description and considers why Berkeley might have chosen to align himself with a commonsense position.Pappas shows how ...
  38. Leibniz: A Collection of Critical Essays.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1972 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    Broad, C. D. Leibniz's predicate-in-notion principle and some of its alleged consequences.--Couturat, L. On Leibniz's metaphysics.--Friedrich, C. J. Philosophical reflections of Leibniz on law, politics, and the state.--Curley, E. M. The root of contingency. Furth, M. Monadology.--Hacking, I. Individual substance.--Hintikka, J. Leibniz on plenitude, relations, and the "reign of law."--Ishiguro, H. Leibniz's theory of the ideality of relations.--Kneale, M. Leibniz and Spinoza on activity.--Koyré, A. Leibniz and Newton.--Lovejoy, A. O. Plenitude and sufficient reason in Leibniz and Spinoza.--Mates, B. Leibniz on (...)
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  39. Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy.Nicholas Jolley - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    This book presents seventeen of Nicholas Jolley's essays on early modern philosophy. They focus on two main themes: the debate over the nature of causality; and the issues posed by Descartes' innovations in the philosophy of mind. Together, they show that philosophers in the period are systematic critics of their contemporaries and predecessors.
  40. Religion, Interpretation and Diversity of Belief: The Framework Model From Kant to Durkheim to Davidson.Terry F. Godlove - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    Different religious traditions offer apparently very different pictures of the world. How are we to make sense of this radical diversity of religious belief? In this book, Professor Godlove argues that religions are alternative conceptual frameworks, the categories of which organise experience in diverse ways. He traces the history of this idea from Kant to Durkheim, and then proceeds to discuss two constraints on the diversity of all human judgment and belief: first that human experience is made possible by shared, (...)
  41. Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant's Practical Philosophy.Onora O'NEILL - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    Two centuries after they were published, Kant's ethical writings are as much admired and imitated as they have ever been, yet serious and long-standing accusations of internal incoherence remain unresolved. Onora O'Neill traces the alleged incoherences to attempts to assimilate Kant's ethical writings to modern conceptions of rationality, action and rights. When the temptation to assimilate is resisted, a strikingly different and more cohesive account of reason and morality emerges. Kant offers a "constructivist" vindication of reason and a moral vision (...)
  42. Conceptual Idealism.Nicholas Rescher - 1973 - Blackwell.
  43. The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment.Costică Brădățan - 2006 - Fordham University Press.
    Costica Bradatan proposes a new way of looking at the influential 18th-century Anglo-Irish empiricist and idealist philosopher. He approaches Berkeley's thought from the standpoint of its roots, rather than from how it has come to be viewed since his time. This book will interest scholars working in a wide variety of fields, from philosophy and the history of ideas to comparative literature, utopian studies, religious and medieval studies, and critical theory.This other Berkeley read and wrote alchemical books, daydreamed of "Happy (...)
  44. Constituting Critique: Kant’s Writing as Critical Praxis.Willi Goetschel - 1994 - Duke University Press.
    Kant’s philosophy is often treated as a closed system, without reference to how it was written or how Kant arrived at its familiar form, the critique. In fact, the style of the critique seems so artless that readers think of it as an unfortunate by-product—a style of stylelessness. In _Constituting Critique_, Willi Goetschel shows how this apparent gracelessness was deliberately achieved by Kant through a series of writing experiments. By providing an account of the process that culminated in his three (...)
  45. Descartes.Margaret Dauler Wilson - 1978 - Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
  46. Hume's System: An Examination of the First Book of His Treatise.David Pears - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    In this compelling analysis David Pears examines the foundations of Hume's theory of the mind as presented in the first book of the Treatise. Past studies have tended to take one of two extreme views: that Hume relies exclusively on a theory of meaning, or that he relies exclusively on a theory of truth and evidence. Steering a middle course between these positions, Pears argues that Hume's theory of ideas serves both functions. He examines in detail its application to three (...)
  47. The Subject of Modernity.Anthony J. CASCARDI - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    The question of modernity has provoked a vigorous debate in the work of thinkers from Hegel to Habermas. Our own self-styled postmodern age has seen no end to this debate, which now receives a major and wide-ranging intervention from the theorist and critic Anthony J. Cascardi. Offering an historical account of the origins and transformations of the rational subject or self as it is represented in Descartes, Cervantes, Pascal, Hobbes and the Don Juan myth, he carries his argument across the (...)
  48. Eight Women Philosophers: Theory, Politics, and Feminism.Jane Duran - 2006 - University of Illinois Press.
    Overviews -- Hildegard of Bingen -- Anne Conway -- Mary Astell -- Mary Wollstonecraft -- Harriet Taylor Mill -- Edith Stein -- Simone Weil -- Simone de Beauvoir -- Conclusions.
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  49. Levinas's Jewish Thought: Between Jerusalem and Athens.Ephraim Meir - 2008 - The Hebrew University Magnes Press.
    Introduction: In praise of the exile -- Chapter 1: Between professional and confessional writings -- Chapter 2: "Greek" in "Hebrew": characteristics of Levinas's Jewish thinking -- Chapter 3: "Hebrew" in "Greek": beyond Heidegger -- Chapter 4: Levinas among contemporary Jewish thinkers: Buber's and Levinas's attitudes towards Judaism -- The notion of revelation in Abraham Joshua Heschel's depth-theology and Levinas's ethical metaphysics -- Mendelssohn's "Jerusalem" from Levinas's perspective -- Chapter 5: Topics in Levinas's Jewish thought: The Jewish notion of revelation -- (...)
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  50. The Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Rationalism.G. H. R. Parkinson (ed.) - 1993 - Routledge.
    The Routledge History of Philosophy, Volume 4 covers a period of three hundred and fifty years, from the middle of the fourteenth century to the early years of the eighteenth century and the birth of modern philosophy. The focus of this volume is on Renaissance philosophy and seventeenth-century rationalism, particularly that of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. Science was ascendant during the Renaissance and beyond, and the Copernican revolution represented the philosophical climax of the middle ages. This volume is unique in (...)
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