The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century

Hardcover | July 8, 2013

EditorPeter R. Anstey

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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 issues that are informing research on the subject,while at the same time offering new directions for research to take. The volume is ambitious in scope: it covers the whole of the seventeenth century, ranging from Francis Bacon to John Locke and Isaac Newton. The Handbook contains five parts: the introductory Part I examines the state of the discipline and the nature of its practitioners as the century unfolded; Part II discusses the leading natural philosophers and the philosophy of nature, including Bacon, Boyle, and Newton; Part III covers knowledgeand the human faculty of the understanding; Part IV explores the leading topics in British moral philosophy from the period; and Part V concerns political philosophy. In addition to dealing with canonical authors and celebrated texts, such as Thomas Hobbes and his Leviathan, the Handbook discussesmany less well-known figures and debates from the period, whose importance is only now being appreciated.

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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 issues that are informing research on the subject,while at the same time offering new direction...

Peter R. Anstey is the inaugural Professor of Early Modern Philosophy at the University of Otago in New Zealand. 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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:July 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I: The discipline of philosophy in seventeenth-century Britain1. Richard Serjeantson: Becoming a philosopher in seventeenth-century BritainPart II: Natural Philosophers and the Philosophy of nature2. Guido Giglioni: Francis Bacon3. J. J. MacIntosh: Robert Boyle4. Andrew Janiak: Isaac Newton5. John Henry: The reception of Cartesianism6. Mary Domski: Observation and mathematics7. Steffen Ducheyne: The status of theory and hypotheses8. Michael Edwards: Substance and essence9. Dana Jalobeanu: The nature of body10. Peter R. Anstey: The theory of material qualities11. Justin E. H. Smith: Theories of generation and form12. John Sutton: Soul and bodyPart III: Knowledge and Human Understanding13. Peter R. Anstey: John Locke on the understanding14. Keith Allen: Ideas15. James Franklin: Probable opinion16. Douglas M. Jesseph: Logic and demonstrative knowledgePart IV: Moral philosophy17. Samuel Rickless: Will and motivation18. Erin Frykholm and Donald Rutherford: Hedonism and virtue19. Amy Schmitter: Passions and affections20. Thomas Mautner: Natural law and natural rightsPart V: Political philosophy21. Sarah Hutton: Women, freedom, and equality22. Catherine Wilson: Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan 23. A. John Simmons: John Locke's Two Treatises of Government24. Kiyoshi Shimokawa: The origin and development of property25. Conal Condren: Sovereignty26. Jon Parkin: TolerationIndex