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Description - The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century by Peter R. Anstey

The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century comprises twenty-six new essays by leading experts in the field. This unique scholarly resource provides advanced students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current issues that are informing research on the subject, while at the same time offering new lines of research. The volume is ambitious in scope and far reaching in impact. It covers the whole of the seventeenth
century, ranging from Francis Bacon, who flourished early in the century, to John Locke and Isaac Newton, who rose to prominence as the century drew to a close. In addition to dealing with canonical authors and
celebrated texts, such as Thomas Hobbes and his Leviathan, the Handbook discusses many lesser known figures and debates from the period, whose importance is only now being appreciated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199549993
ISBN-10: 0199549990
Format: Hardback
(249mm x 181mm x 43mm)
Pages: 650
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter R. Anstey

Peter R. Anstey is the iARC Future Fellow and Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He trained at the University of Sydney and specialises in the thought of Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, and John Locke. He is the author or The Philosophy of Robert Boyle (2000), John Locke and Natural Philosophy (2011) and is currently editing (with Lawrence M. Principe) John Locke: Writings on Natural Philosophy and Medicine for the Clarendon edition of Locke's Works.

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