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Empiricists by R. S. Woolhouse
Book Description'One of the great historic controversies in philosophy' was how Bertrand Russell described the ideological conflict between rationalists and empiricists - the conflict between reason and experience as sources of knowledge and ideas. Yet in this study of the empiricists R.S. Woolhouse is not so much concerned to justify these conventional labels as to set forth the dominant philosophical ideas and let those ideas speak for themselves. Setting the empiricist philosophers in their contemporary cultural context, the author examines their various approaches to philosophy. He concentrates primarily on the major figures - Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley and Hume - but also discusses the unjustly neglected French philosopher Pierre Gassendi and devotes a chapter to the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, which was founded in the 1660s. While focusing on their contribution to the new philosophy of the seventeenth century, which was primarily concerned with the nature of knowledge and science, he also highlights the moral and political aspects of their work and emphasises the significance of their ideas to twentieth-century thinking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192891884
(197mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Feb-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Leibniz's 'New System', Paperback (January 2006)
Offers a collection of key texts in a crucial debate in modern philosophy, centred on Leibniz's famous 1695 essay, the 'New System of the Nature of Substances and their Communication', in which he introduced his strikingly original theory of metaphysics. The texts are translated and extensively annotated; many appear in English for the first time.
Philosophical Texts, Paperback (January 1998)
This volumes collects together texts including 'Discourse on Metaphysics', the 'New System' and the 'Mondalogy', and includes critical reactions to these works by some of Leibniz's contemporaries together with Leibniz's responses. The texts are supplemented by an editorial introduction, summaries, endnotes and a full bibliography.
Leibniz's 'New System' and Associated Contemporary Texts, Hardback (February 1997)» View all books by R. S. Woolhouse
Gathered here are the key texts in a debate in modern philosophy, centred on Leibniz's famous 1695 essay, the "New System of the Nature of Substances and their Communication", in which he introduced his theory of metaphysics. The texts are newly translated and extensively annotated.
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Author Biography - R. S. Woolhouse
R. S. Woolhouse is Reader in Philosophy at the University of York.
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