The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth by Peter R. Anstey

By Peter R. Anstey

The Oxford guide of British Philosophy within the 17th Century includes twenty-six new essays through best specialists within the box. This precise scholarly source presents complex scholars and students with a finished evaluate of the problems which are informing examine at the topic, whereas whilst supplying new instructions for study to take. the amount is bold in scope: it covers the total of the 17th century, starting from Francis Bacon to John Locke and Isaac Newton. The guide comprises 5 elements: the introductory half I examines the kingdom of the self-discipline and the character of its practitioners because the century opened up; half II discusses the major traditional philosophers and the philosophy of nature, together with Bacon, Boyle, and Newton; half III covers wisdom and the human college of the knowledge; half IV explores the prime subject matters in British ethical philosophy from the interval; and half V matters political philosophy. as well as facing canonical authors and celebrated texts, corresponding to Thomas Hobbes and his Leviathan, the guide discusses many much less famous figures and debates from the interval, whose value is barely now being appreciated.

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