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The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

Edited by: Aaron Garrett

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415774895
eBook ISBN: 9781315815558
Adobe ISBN: 9781317807926

10.4324/9781315815558
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The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there are few single volume overviews of the philosophy of the period as a whole.

The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy is an authoritative survey and assessment of this momentous period, covering major thinkers, topics and movements in Eighteenth century philosophy. Beginning with a substantial introduction by Aaron Garrett, the thirty-five specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding team of international contributors are organised into seven clear parts:

  • Context and Movements
  • Metaphysics and Understanding
  • Mind, Soul, and Perception
  • Morals and Aesthetics
  • Politics and Society
  • Philosophy in relation to the Arts and Sciences
  • Major Figures.

Major topics and themes are explored and discussed, ranging from materialism, free will and personal identity; to the emotions, the social contract, aesthetics, and the sciences, including mathematics and biology. The final section examines in more detail three figures central to the period: Hume, Rousseau and Kant. As such The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy is essential reading for all students of the period, both in philosophy and related disciplines such as politics, literature, history and religious studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Enlightenment, National Enlightenments, and Translation Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Newton and Newtonianism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Materialism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Immaterialism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reason, Revelation, and Arguments for the Deity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reason and Understanding Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Causation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Space, Evidence, and the Authority of Mathematics Download PDF
Chapter  9:  What is Time? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Consciousness and Personal Identity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ways to Certainty Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Soul and Mind Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Liberty, Necessity, and Moral Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Theories of Perception Is: Berkeley and His Recent Predecessors Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Theories of Perception II: After Berkeley Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sensibility Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pleasure, Pain and Sense Perception Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Moral Sense and Moral Sentiment Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Kant’S Moral Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Utility and Religion Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Moral Rationalism and Moral Realism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Law of Nature and Nations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nations, Nationalism and National Characters Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Constitutions and Social Contracts Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Civil Society Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Language Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Philosophy and the Physical Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Natural History and the Speculative Sciences of Origins Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Philosophy of the Human Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Philosophy and History: The Paradoxes of History Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Philosophy and Literature Download PDF
Chapter  33:  David Hume Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Immanuel Kant Download PDF
Introduction_the_eclecticism_of_eighteenth Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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