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In this volume leading contemporary philosophical historians of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods examine the works of important figures of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century. While Midwest Studies in Philosophy has produced other volumes devoted to historical periods in philosophy, this is the first to offer such extensive and focused original materials on specific crucial figures as this volume. * Original papers by twenty contemporary philosophers writing about the works of the major philosophers of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth centuries* This historically and philosophically broad collection extends from such fifteenth century figures as Ficino, Machiavelli, and Pompanazzi to the work of Montesquieu in the eighteenth century

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631233824
ISBN-10: 0631233822
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter A. French

Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota, Morris, and has served as visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa and Stanford University. He has published articles on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of religion and is the author of Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake? And other Essays (1992). He is currently finishing a book on the philosophy of language. Peter A. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and the Director of the Lincoln Center for Aplied Ethics at Arizona State University. He was the Cole Chair In Ethics, Director of The Ethics Center, and Chair of the Department of Philosophy of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and served as Exxon Distinguished Research Professor in the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware. He is the author of seventeen books including Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns; Corporate Ethics; Responsibility Matters; Corporations in the Moral Community; The Spectrum of Responsibility; Collective and Corporate Responsibility; Corrigible Corporations and Unruly Laws; Ethics in Government; and The Scope of Morality. His most recent book, The Virtues of Vengeance, was published in April 2001. He has published dozens of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and review, many of which have been anthologized.

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