The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-century Philosophy

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Knud Haakonssen
Cambridge University Press, Nov 21, 2011 - Philosophy - 1407 pages
More than thirty eminent scholars from nine different countries have contributed to The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy - the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of the subject available in English. For the eighteenth century the dominant concept in philosophy was human nature and so it is around this concept that the work is centered. This allows the contributors to offer both detailed explorations of the epistemological, metaphysical and ethical themes that continue to stand at the forefront of philosophy, and to voice a critical attitude to the historiography behind this emphasis in philosophical thought. At the same time there is due sensitivity to historical context with particular emphasis on the connections between philosophy, science, and theology. This judiciously balanced, systematic, and comprehensive account of the whole of Western philosophy in the period will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, intellectual historians, theologians, political theorists, historians of science and literary scholars.

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This comprehensive, topically organized resource edited by Haakonssen (philosophy, Boston Univ.;The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith ) contains 36 articles by 32 leading scholars from nine different ... Read full review

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Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

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