Description - Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophy by Antonia LoLordo
This book offers a comprehensive treatment of the philosophical system of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. Gassendi's importance is widely recognized and is essential for understanding early modern philosophers and scientists such as Locke, Leibniz and Newton. Offering a systematic overview of his contributions, LoLordo situates Gassendi's views within the context of sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century natural philosophy as represented by a variety of intellectual traditions, including scholastic Aristotelianism, Renaissance Neo-Platonism, and the emerging mechanical philosophy. LoLordo's work will be essential reading for historians of early modern philosophy and science.
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(235mm x 158mm x 20mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Antonia LoLordo
Antonia LoLordo is Assistant Professor in the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia.