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Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Philosophy

Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Philosophy

1st Edition

Various
May 02, 2019

This collection reissues 17 titles that provide an excellent overview of 18th century philosophy – as well as the debates that surround the topic. Featuring works on Berkeley, Hume, Kant and Rousseau, among others, the collection examines a host of philosophical arguments by the leading thinkers of...

Rousseau and the Modern State

Rousseau and the Modern State

1st Edition

Alfred Cobban
May 02, 2019

First published in 1934, and revised and expanded in 1964, this book is the standard work on the political thought of Rousseau. It was acclaimed by English reviewers as ‘an excellently arranged, lucidly written, unbiased account of Rousseau’s political theory’, a ‘scholarly book, distinguished for...

Berkeley: The Philosophy of Immaterialism

Berkeley: The Philosophy of Immaterialism

1st Edition

I.C. Tipton
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, presents a critical examination of Berkeley’s immaterialism. It is based on a detailed study of his writings (in particular of his notebooks), and while it places his ideas against their eighteenth-century background it also takes into account the various...

David Hume's Theory of Mind

David Hume's Theory of Mind

1st Edition

Daniel E. Flage
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1990, is a detailed examination of David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. It shows that the theory of mind developed in the Trestise is a thread which ties together many of the seemingly unrelated philosophical issues discussed in the work. Hume’s primary objective was...

Voltaire

Voltaire

1st Edition

Richard Aldington
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1929, is an assessment of Voltaire’s life and works. It contains valuable biographical details, as well as studies of his works, philosophy, poetry, plays and literary criticism....

Kant on Absolute Value: A Critical Examination of Certain Key Notions in Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' and of his Ontology of Personal Value

Kant on Absolute Value: A Critical Examination of Certain Key Notions in Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' and of his Ontology of Personal Value

1st Edition

Patrick Æ. Hutchings
May 02, 2019

The thesis of this book, first published in 1972, is that Kant’s notions of ‘absolute worth’, the ‘unconditioned’ and ‘unconditioned worth’ are rationalistic and confused, and that they spoil his ontology of personal value and tend to subvert his splendid idea of the person as an End in himself....

David Hume: His Theory of Knowledge and Morality

David Hume: His Theory of Knowledge and Morality

1st Edition

D.G.C. MacNabb
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1951, is an examination of Hume’s ‘Treatise of Human Nature’, ‘An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals’, and ‘An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding’. It lucidly clarifies and makes alive the new discoveries of Hume’s works in a study that makes plain the...

Berkeley's Doctrine of Notions: A Reconstruction Based on his Theory of Meaning

Berkeley's Doctrine of Notions: A Reconstruction Based on his Theory of Meaning

1st Edition

Daniel E. Flage
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1987, offers a reconstruction of Berkeley’s doctrine on notions by examining the implications of his repeated suggestion that there is a close relationship between his doctrine and his semantic theory. The study ties in with some of the most important topics in modern...

Rousseau: The Child of Nature

Rousseau: The Child of Nature

1st Edition

John Charpentier
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1931, provides a valuable account of Rousseau’s early years, giving an insight into his later philosophies, as well as showing the development of his thought....

Philosophical Commentaries by George Berkeley: Transcribed From the Manuscript and Edited with an Introduction by George H. Thomas, Explanatory Notes by A.A. Luce

Philosophical Commentaries by George Berkeley: Transcribed From the Manuscript and Edited with an Introduction by George H. Thomas, Explanatory Notes by A.A. Luce

1st Edition

George Berkeley
May 02, 2019

This edition of George Berkeley’s Philosophical Commentaries, first published in 1989, provides an accurate transcription of Berkeley’s manuscript, and introduction to set it in perspective, extensive notes to aid in interpreting it, and a full index to facilitate the use of it....

Rousseau: Stoic & Romantic

Rousseau: Stoic & Romantic

1st Edition

Kennedy F. Roche
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, studies the similarities between Rousseau’s thought and that of the Stoics, examining Rousseau’s ideas on man, society, the state and government. It makes close reference to Rousseau’s writings, and to the works of Seneca and other Stoics, presenting an...

Hume's Theory of the Understanding

Hume's Theory of the Understanding

1st Edition

Ralph W. Church
May 02, 2019

This book, first published in 1935, is an examination of Hume’s theories of causal inference and belief in substance and his analysis of the understanding....

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