The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

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In this Handbook twenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion.
The period between the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call the Scientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts to
formulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined the apparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based.
The Handbook surveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evident the fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events-explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it not
only offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 610 pages
  • 181 x 253 x 38mm | 1,234g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019955613X
  • 9780199556137
  • 2,305,263

Table of contents

PART I: METAPHYSICS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY ; PART II: THE MIND, THE PASSIONS, AND AESTHETICS ; PART III: EPISTEMOLOGY, LOGIC, MATHEMATICS AND LANGUAGE ; PART IV: ETHICS AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY ; PART V: RELIGION
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provides admirable coverage of a wide range of topics... a wonderful guide to the general contours of philosophical thinking in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, valuable for advanced undergraduates through to seasoned scholars of early modern thought... There are many excellent essays that will bear intellectual fruit through multiple readings... It would be a valuable resource for any philosopher or historian of the early modern period. * Karen Detlefsen, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * a well-organized collection of clearly and engagingly written papers by leading scholars in the field ... It lives up to the editors hope of providing a broader, more inclusive picture of early modern philosophy and of suggesting new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue. * Andreea Mihali, Philosophy in Review *
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About Desmond M. Clarke

Desmond M. Clarke is Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy at University College Cork, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is general editor (with Karl Ameriks) of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy; his recent monographs include Descartes's Theory of Mind OUP, 2003) and Descartes: A Biography (CUP, 2006). His translations include a two-volume edition of Descartes for Penguin.


Catherine Wilson is Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity (OUP2008), Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction (CUP, 2003), and the recently reprinted The Invisible World: Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope (Princeton 2009). She was editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly from 1998 to 2003.
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