Released on 2010Categories Philosophy

Ideen: Texte

Ideen: Texte

Author: Dominik Perler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110195422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1045

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The notion of "idea" is a key concept in early modern philosophy. From Descartes' seminal works at the beginning of the 17th century to the work of Thomas Reid in the closing years of the 18th century, discussion in theoretical philosophy is dominated by the debate about the core concept of "idea". This two-volume textbook introduces eleven key authors from this period. The first volume presents the central texts in modern translation, often new translations based on the source texts. The second volume contains commentaries on each text- with a systematic introduction, a line-by-line commentary and a contextualisation of the contents. Thus this textbook provides students of philosophy with a comprehensive overview of the modern discussion of the concept of "idea".
Released on 2000Categories Philosophy

Companion to the Works of Philosopher Thomas Reid, 1710-1796

Companion to the Works of Philosopher Thomas Reid, 1710-1796

Author: John-Christian Smith

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UVA:X004472150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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This work is a systematic organization of subjects and names in a comprehensive index to the three central works of the Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid An inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (1764), Essays on the Interllectual Powers (1785) and Essays on the ACtive Powers (1788). It establishes a system of reference to allow the reader to understand Reid's writings as well as disscussing his personal life.
Released on 2004-01-26Categories Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid

Author: Terence Cuneo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521012082

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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Reid in context / Alexander Broadie -- Thomas Reid and the culture of science / Paul Wood -- Reid on common sense / Nicholas Wolterstorff -- Reid's theory of perception / James Van Cleve / Reid's reply to the skeptic / John Greco -- Nativism and the nature of thought in Reid's account of the external world / Lorne Falkenstein -- Reid and the social operations of mind / C.A.J. Coady -- Reid on memory and the identity of persons / René Van Woudenberg -- Thomas Reid's theory of freedom and responsibility / William L. Rowe -- Reid's moral philosophy / Terence Cueno -- Reid's philosophy of art / Peter Kivy -- Reid's philosophy of religion / Dale Tuggy -- Reid's influence in Britain, Germany, France, and America / Benjamin W. Redekop
Released on 2009-08-15Categories Philosophy

David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds

David Hume and the Problem of Other Minds

Author: Anik Waldow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826433046

Category: Philosophy

Page: 218

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The problem of other minds has widely been considered as a special problem within the debate about scepticism. If one cannot be sure that there is a world existing independent ly of one's mind, how can we be sure that there are minds - minds which we cannot even experience the way we experience material objects? This book shows, through a detailed examination of David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, that these concerns are unfounded. By focusing on Hume's discussion of sympathy - the ability to connect with the mental contents of other persons - Anik Waldow demonstrates that belief in other minds can be justified by the same means as belief in material objects. The book thus not only provides the first large-scale treatment of the function of the belief in other minds within the Treatise, thereby adding a new dimension to Hume's realism, but also serves as an invaluable guide to the complexity of the problem of other minds and its various responses in contemporary debate.