The Resource The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz, edited by Tom Sorell

The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz, edited by Tom Sorell

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The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz
Title
The Rise of modern philosophy
Title remainder
the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tom Sorell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Modern' philosophy in the West is said to have begun with Bacon and Descartes. Their methodological and metaphysical writings, in conjunction with the discoveries that marked the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, are supposed to have interred both Aristotelian and scholastic science and the philosophy that supported it. But did the new or 'modern' philosophy effect a complete break with what preceded it? Were Bacon and Descartes untainted by scholastic influences? The theme of this book is that the new and traditional philosophies have more in common than the orthodox account suggests." "In two survey articles and thirteen essays on individual philosophers, the contributors show that the rise of modern philosophy was much more complicated and much more interesting than is usually thought. They consider not only metaphysics and the sciences but also the claims of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza to have invented 'modern' ethics and politics. These two aspects of 'modernity' in philosophy are connected for the first time. The book offers a broad view of the early modern philosophers, covering not only the much-studied major figures but also relatively neglected writers: Mersenne, Gassendi, White, and Sergeant."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B801
LC item number
.R57 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sorell, Tom
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  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, European
  • Philosophy, European
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Filosofie
  • Philosophie moderne
  • Philosophie moderne
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
Label
The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz, edited by Tom Sorell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Scepticism and modernity / Richard H. Popkin -- The vitality and importance of early modern Aristotelianism / Christia Mercer -- Francis Bacon, authority, and the moderns / Julian Martin -- Mersenne and modern learning : the debate over music / David Allen Duncan -- 'Torn between two obligations' : the compromise of Thomas White / Beverley Southgate -- Ancients, moderns, and the history of philosophy : Gassendi's Epicurean project / Margaret J. Osler -- A new start? : Cartesian metaphysics and the emergence of modern philosophy / John Cottingham -- Tradition and novelty : Descartes and some Cartesians / Theo Verbeek -- The contagious communication of strong imaginations : history, modernity, and scepticism in the philosophy of Malebranche / Thomas M. Lennon -- Leibniz : modern, scholastic, or Renaissance philosopher? / Stuart Brown
  • Locke, Sergeant, and scientific method / Pauline Phemister -- The question of Machiavelli's modernity / A.J. Parel -- Morals and modernity in Descartes / Tom Sorell -- Spinoza the stoic / Susan James -- Hobbes : ancient and modern / M.M. Goldsmith
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780198239536
Lccn
92024022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26160416
  • (OCoLC)ocm26160416
Label
The Rise of modern philosophy : the tension between the new and traditional philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz, edited by Tom Sorell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Scepticism and modernity / Richard H. Popkin -- The vitality and importance of early modern Aristotelianism / Christia Mercer -- Francis Bacon, authority, and the moderns / Julian Martin -- Mersenne and modern learning : the debate over music / David Allen Duncan -- 'Torn between two obligations' : the compromise of Thomas White / Beverley Southgate -- Ancients, moderns, and the history of philosophy : Gassendi's Epicurean project / Margaret J. Osler -- A new start? : Cartesian metaphysics and the emergence of modern philosophy / John Cottingham -- Tradition and novelty : Descartes and some Cartesians / Theo Verbeek -- The contagious communication of strong imaginations : history, modernity, and scepticism in the philosophy of Malebranche / Thomas M. Lennon -- Leibniz : modern, scholastic, or Renaissance philosopher? / Stuart Brown
  • Locke, Sergeant, and scientific method / Pauline Phemister -- The question of Machiavelli's modernity / A.J. Parel -- Morals and modernity in Descartes / Tom Sorell -- Spinoza the stoic / Susan James -- Hobbes : ancient and modern / M.M. Goldsmith
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780198239536
Lccn
92024022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26160416
  • (OCoLC)ocm26160416

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