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bennett jonathan - learning from six philosophers, volume 1

Learning from Six Philosophers, Volume 1 Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 10/2003





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Jonathan Bennett engages with the thought of six great thinkers of the early modern period: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume. While not neglecting the historical setting of each, his chief focus is on the words they wrote. What problem is being tackled? How exactly is the solution meant to work? Does it succeed? If not, why not? What can we learn from its success or its failure? These questions reflect Bennett's dedication to engaging with philosophy as philosophy, not as museum exhibit, and they require a close and demanding attention to textual details; these being two features that characterize all Bennett's work on early modern philosophy. For newcomers to the early modern scene, this clearly written work is an excellent introduction to it. Those already in the know can learn how to argue with the great philosophers of the past, treating them as colleagues, antagonists, students, teachers. Volume 1: In this volume Jonathan Bennett examines the views of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz on matter and space, the foundations of physics, atomism and alternatives to it, causation, knowledge of necessary truths, how mind relates to body, the nature and significance of human desires, our perception of the material world, and other topics. While exhibiting and celebrating the wonderful breadth, depth, and boldness of the thinking of these philosophers, Bennett also tracks them into the details, where the life is, evaluating their doctrines and arguments on their own merits and in relation to current philosophical problems and interests.




Sommario

1 - Cartesian and Aristotelian Physics
2 - Matter and Space
3 - Descartes's Physics
4 - Descartes's Dualisms
5 - Descartes on Causation
6 - Preparing to Approach Spinoza
7 - One Extended Substance
8 - Explaining the Parallelism
9 - Explanatory Rationalism
10 - Spinoza on Belief and Error
11 - Desire in Descartes and Spinoza
12 - Leibniz Arrives at Monads
13 - Causation and Perception in Leibniz
14 - Leibniz's Physics
15 - Harmony
16 - Animals that Think
17 - Leibniz's Contained-Predicate Doctrine
18 - Leibniz and Relations
19 - Descartes's Search for Security
20 - Descartes's Stability Project










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ISBN:

9780199266289

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 234 x 21.5 x 156 mm Ø 609 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 424


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