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Malebranche by Andrew Pyle
Book DescriptionNicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) is one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes. A pioneer of rationalism, he was one of the first to champion and to further Cartesian ideas. Andrew Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers, and also in its relation to ideas about faith and reason. He examines the entirety of Malebranche's writings, including the famous The Search After Truth, which was admired and criticized by both Leibniz and Locke. Pyle presents an integrated account of Malebranche's central theses, occasionalism and 'vision in God', before exploring and assessing Malebranche's contribution to debates on physics and biology, and his views on the soul, self-knowledge, grace and the freedom of the will. This penetrating and wide-ranging study will be of interest to not only philosophers, but also to historians of science and philosophy, theologians, and students of the Enlightenment or seventeenth century thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415408110
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Malebranche, Hardback (February 2003)
Malebranche was a pioneer of Rationalism and one of the first to champion further Cartesian ideas. Pyle places Malebranche's work in the context of Descartes and other philosophers and also in its relation to ideas about faith and reason.
Key Philosophers in Conversation, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Andrew Pyle
Philosophers in Conversation presents a highly readable and fascinating snapshot of the ideas of some of the world's leading contemporary philosophers.
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Author Biography - Andrew Pyle
Andrew Pyle is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Atomism and its Critics and the editor of Key Philosophers in Conversation and the fomer editor of the journal Cogito.
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