Released on 2006Categories Electronic reference sources

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-century Philosophy

The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-century Philosophy

Author: Knud Haakonssen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521867428

Category: Electronic reference sources

Page: 668

View: 651

This two-volume set presents a comprehensive and up-to-date history of eighteenth-century philosophy. The subject is treated systematically by topic, not by individual thinker, school, or movement, thus enabling a much more historically nuanced picture of the period to be painted.
Released on 2003-03-17Categories Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science

Author: Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521572436

Category: Science

Page: 956

View: 286

The fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century.
Released on 2014-03-21Categories History

The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

Author: Aaron Garrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317807919

Category: History

Page: 1390

View: 708

The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there are few single volume overviews of the philosophy of the period as a whole. The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy is an authoritative survey and assessment of this momentous period, covering major thinkers, topics and movements in Eighteenth century philosophy. Beginning with a substantial introduction by Aaron Garrett, the thirty-five specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding team of international contributors are organised into seven clear parts: Context and Movements Metaphysics and Understanding Mind, Soul, and Perception Morals and Aesthetics Politics and Society Philosophy in relation to the Arts and Sciences Major Figures. Major topics and themes are explored and discussed, ranging from materialism, free will and personal identity; to the emotions, the social contract, aesthetics, and the sciences, including mathematics and biology. The final section examines in more detail three figures central to the period: Hume, Rousseau and Kant. As such The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy is essential reading for all students of the period, both in philosophy and related disciplines such as politics, literature, history and religious studies.
Released on 2013-10-03Categories Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century

Author: James A. Harris

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191502682

Category: Philosophy

Page: 688

View: 917

Philosophy in eighteenth-century Britain was diverse, vibrant, and sophisticated. This was the age of Hume and Berkeley and Reid, of Hutcheson and Kames and Smith, of Ferguson and Burke and Wollstonecraft. Important and influential works were published in every area of philosophy, from the theory of vision to theories of political resistance, from the philosophy of language to accounts of ways of governing the passions. The philosophers of eighteenth-century Britain were enormously influential, in France, in Italy, in Germany, and in America. Their ideas and arguments remain a powerful presence in philosophy three centuries later. This Oxford Handbook is the first book ever to provide comprehensive coverage of the full range of philosophical writing in Britain in the eighteenth century. It provides accounts of the writings of all the major figures, but also puts those figures in the context provided by a host of writers less well known today. The book has five principal sections: 'Logic and Metaphysics', 'The Passions', 'Morals', 'Criticism', and 'Politics'. Each section comprises four chapters, providing detailed coverage of all of the important aspects of its subject matter. There is also an introductory section, with chapters on the general character of philosophizing in eighteenth-century Britain, and a concluding section on the important question of the relation at this time between philosophy and religion. The authors of the chapters are experts in their fields. They include philosophers, historians, political theorists, and literary critics, and they teach in colleges and universities in Britain, in Europe, and in North America.
Released on 2014Categories PHILOSOPHY

A History of Modern Aesthetics: The eighteenth century

A History of Modern Aesthetics: The eighteenth century

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1107038030

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 578

View: 480

"Volume I: The development of aesthetics was one of the great accomplishments of eighteenth-century philosophy, as the classical conception of aesthetic experience as a form of knowledge came under pressure from increasing recognition of the emotional impact of art and from increasing emphasis on the value of freedom in the moral and political thought of the century. This opening volume of A History of Modern Aesthetics recounts how philosophers in Britain, France, and Germany developed these new approaches and searched for ways to combine them with the cognitivism of traditional aesthetics. A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic, and cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. But in the eighteenth century, two new ideas were introduced: that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact - precisely what Plato criticized - and because it is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth"--
Released on 2003-08-04Categories Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7, The Modern Social Sciences

Author: David C. Lindberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521594421

Category: Science

Page: 802

View: 758

This volume provides a history of the concepts, practices, institutions, and ideologies of social sciences (including behavioural and economic sciences) since the eighteenth century. It offers original, synthetic accounts of the historical development of social knowledge, including its philosophical assumptions, its social and intellectual organization, and its relations to science, medicine, politics, bureaucracy, philosophy, religion, and the professions. Its forty-two chapters include inquiries into the genres and traditions that formed social science, the careers of the main social disciplines (psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, geography, history, and statistics), and international essays on social science in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It also includes essays that examine the involvement of the social sciences in government, business, education, culture, and social policy. This is a broad cultural history of social science, which analyzes from a variety of perspectives its participation in the making of the modern world.
Released on 2008Categories Philosophy

Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law

Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law

Author: Ana Marta González

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754660540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

View: 150

This book is a major contribution to the renewed interest in natural law. It provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of natural law, both from a historical and a systematic point of view. It ranges from the mediaeval synthesis of Aquinas through the early modern elaborations of natural law, up to current discussions on the very possibility and practical relevance of natural law theory for the contemporary mind.
Released on 1989Categories Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521317207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 978

View: 775

This is a comprehensive 1997 account of the history of literary criticism in Britain and Europe between 1660 and 1800. Unlike previous histories, it is not just a chronological survey of critical writing, but a multidisciplinary investigation of how the understanding of literature and its various genres was transformed, at the start of the modern era, by developments in philosophy, psychology, the natural sciences, linguistics, and other disciplines, as well as in society at large. In the process, modern literary theory - at first often implicit in literary texts themselves - emancipated itself from classical poetics and rhetoric, and literary criticism emerged as a full-time professional activity catering for an expanding literate public. The volume is international both in coverage and in authorship. Extensive bibliographies provide guidance for further specialised study.