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The Correspondence of Spinoza

The Correspondence of Spinoza

1st Edition

A. Wolf
August 12, 2019

First published in 1928, The Correspondence of Spinoza is deeply interesting in many ways. It presents a pageant of the leading types of seventeenth-century mentality. It affords contemporary glimpses of important scientific researches and discoveries. It brings us into touch with some of the...

The Oldest Biography of Spinoza

The Oldest Biography of Spinoza

1st Edition

A. Wolf
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1927, the publication of this volume may be regarded as a fitting contribution to the international celebrations in memory of one of the greatest of the sons of men. This biography is the oldest, and it is the only one written by one who knew Spinoza personally, and loved...

The Liberal Politics of John Locke

The Liberal Politics of John Locke

1st Edition

M. Seliger
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1968. This book presents the synthesis of a coherent view of the Lockeian argument from his various works. This tests the inner consistency of Locke’s political theory against his own examples from history. The layers of Locke’s argumentation are analysed on metaphysics in...

John Locke: Prophet of Common Sense

John Locke: Prophet of Common Sense

1st Edition

M. V. C. Jeffreys
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1967. Locke's views in the field of education had great influence in the UK and abroad; and the aim of this book is to present them in the context of his general philosophical thinking, since it was mainly as a philosopher that Locke won his place in history. Because Locke...

Private and Public: Individuals, Households, and Body Politic in Locke and Hutcheson

Private and Public: Individuals, Households, and Body Politic in Locke and Hutcheson

1st Edition

Daniela Gobetti
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1992. This arresting and innovative book combines political theory with the history of political thought to question the conceptual conventions and tacit assumptions which surround the concepts of private and public. In seeking the foundations of the modern liberal...

Spinoza in Soviet Philosophy: A Series of Essays

Spinoza in Soviet Philosophy: A Series of Essays

1st Edition

George L. Kline
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1952. This book collects numerous works on the revival of Spinoza scholarship in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 30's, including the emergence of conflicting Marxist schools of Spinoza interpretation. This work includes translations by Kline of seven major articles on...

Leibniz' Doctrine of Necessary Truth

Leibniz' Doctrine of Necessary Truth

1st Edition

Margaret Dauler Wilson
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1990. This study was first written in 1965 when interest in Leibniz was intensifying. The book looks in detail at the doctrine of necessity – that necessary truths are those derivable from the principle of identity by the substitution of definitions. It first considers views...

Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: 17th Century Philosophy

1st Edition

Various
August 12, 2019

Reissuing works originally published between 1927 and 1992, this collection offers excellent scholarship on Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Leibniz and other philosophers, covering a wide array of subjects. Political theory, ethics and education are all represented in these volumes, with one book...

Ideas of Contract in English Political Thought in the Age of John Locke

Ideas of Contract in English Political Thought in the Age of John Locke

1st Edition

Martyn P. Thompson
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1987. This book analyses what Englishmen understood by the term contract in political discussions during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It provides evidence for reconsidering conventional accounts of the relationships between political ideas, groups and...

Speculum Spinozanum, 1677-1977

Speculum Spinozanum, 1677-1977

1st Edition

Siegfried Hessing
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1978. These essays are written by distinguished philosophers from many countries and were published as a homage to Spinoza in the year which marked the three-hundredth anniversary of his death. A special feature of the book is that it includes a recently discovered letter by...

Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan

Rhetoric and Philosophy in Hobbes' Leviathan

1st Edition

Raia Prokhovnik
August 12, 2019

Originally published in 1991. This book explicitly examines rhetoric as the art of persuasion in the practical world, and as in the expression of thinking in the language a speaker uses. It presents Leviathan in terms of the philosophical character of the work considered through Hobbes’ use of...

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