1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy

ISBN 9780367865016
Published December 19, 2019 by Routledge
592 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding survey of one of the most important eras in the history of Western philosophy - one which witnessed philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale.

A team of twenty international contributors provide students and scholars of philosophy and related disciplines with a detailed and accessible guide to seventeenth century philosophy. The Companion is divided into seven parts:

  • Historical Context

  • Metaphysics

  • Epistemology

  • Mind and Language

  • Moral and Political Philosophy

  • Natural Philosophy and the Material World

  • Philosophical Theology.

Major topics and themes are explored and discussed, including the scholastic context that shaped philosophy of the period, free will, skepticism, logic, mind-body problems, consciousness, arguments for the existence of God, and the problem of evil. As such The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is essential reading for all students of the period, both in philosophy and related disciplines such as literature, history, politics, and religious studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword Steven Nadler

Part 1: Historical Context

1. The Scholastic Background David Clemenson

Part 2: Metaphysics

2. Substance Tad M. Schmaltz

3. Qualities Samuel C. Rickless

4. Causation Sukjae Lee

5. Freewill and Determinism C.P. Ragland

Part 3: Epistemology

6. Skepticism Gianni Paganini

7. The Theory of Ideas Lex Newman

8. Logic and Knowledge Alan Nelson

Part 4: Mind and Language

9. Mind-Body Problems David Cunning

10. Sense Perception Antonia LoLordo

11. Consciousness Steven Nadler

12. The Passions Deborah Brown

13. Philosophy of Language Walter Ott

Part 5: Natural Philosophy and the Material World

14. Natural Philosophy Andrew Janiak

15. The Theory of Matter Andrew Pyle

Part 6: Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy

16. Moral Philosophy Michael LeBuffe

17. Political Philosophy Susanne Sreedhar

Part 7: Philosophical Theology

18. Arguments for the Existence of God Marcy P. Lascano

19.The Problem of Evil Samuel Newlands

20. The Rise of Religious Skepticism Michael W. Hickson and Thomas M. Lennon.

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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Dan Kaufman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published extensively on issues in seventeenth century philosophy, especially on modality, substance, individuation, and identity.