Ideas and Mechanism : Essays on Early Modern Philosophy
For more than three decades, Margaret Wilson's essays on early modern philosophy have influenced scholarly debate. Many are considered classics in the field and remain as important in 1999 as they were when they were first published. This collection not only provides access to nearly all of Wilson's most significant work, but also demonstrates the continuity of her thought over time. The 31 essays gathered here deal with some of the best known early philosophers, including Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Spinoza, and Berkeley.
- Paperback | 540 pages
- 197 x 254 x 25.4mm | 482g
- 01 Mar 1999
- Princeton University Press
- New Jersey, United States
"The essays in this collection are of a high scholarly quality and are a good representation of the development and directions of Wilson's work." * Library Journal * "Margaret Wilson was the leading historian of early modern philosophy in the English-speaking world. Her work is distinguished by fierce intelligence, a fine ear for textual nuance, a passion for clarity, and close critical attention to the work of others. This rich collection of important papers will be studied eagerly by a wide audience."-Kenneth Winkler, Wellesley College "The work of Margaret Wilson, widely regarded for several decades as the foremost scholar of early modern philosophy, has shaped the field and raised its standards. Her papers are more than required reading; they provoked-and continue to provoke-serious and active engagement. Bringing together the substance of Wilson's scholarly achievement, this is an extremely significant collection."-John Carriero, University of California, Los Angeles