Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy : Descartes to Kant
Philosophy in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries has traditionally been chracterized as being primarily concerned with epistemological issues. This book is not intended to overturn this characterization but rather to balance it through an examination of equally important metaphysical, or ontological, positions held, explicitly or implicitly, by philosophers in this period.Major philosophers whose views are discussed in this book include Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Wolff, and Kant. In addition, the contributors of minor Cartesians, especially Regis and Desgabets, are analyzed in a separate chapter. Although the views of early modern philosophers on individuation and identity have been discussed before, these discussions have usually been treated as asides in a larger context. This book is the first to concentrate on the problems of individuation and identity in early modern philosophy and to trace their philosophical development through the period in a coherent way.
- Hardback | 275 pages
- 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
- 01 Jul 1994
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0