The Cambridge Companion To Descartes

Author: John Cottingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521366960
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Leading scholars present the full range of Descartes' philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought.

The Cambridge Companion To Malebranche

Author: Steven Nadler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627290
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Specially commissioned essays addressing Malebranche's thought comprehensively and systematically.

The Cambridge Companion To Spinoza S Ethics

Author: Olli Koistinen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827650
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Since its publication in 1677, Spinoza's Ethics has fascinated philosophers, novelists, and scientists alike. It is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and contested works of Western philosophy. Written in an austere, geometrical fashion, the work teaches us how we should live, ending with an ethics in which the only thing good in itself is understanding. Spinoza argues that only that which hinders us from understanding is bad and shows that those endowed with a human mind should devote themselves, as much as they can, to a contemplative life. This Companion volume provides a detailed, accessible exposition of the Ethics. Written by an internationally known team of scholars, it is the first anthology to treat the whole of the Ethics and is written in an accessible style.

The Cambridge Companion To Ancient Scepticism

Author: Richard Arnot Home Bett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521874769
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A comprehensive survey of the main periods, schools and individual proponents of scepticism in the ancient Greek and Roman world.

The Cambridge Companion To Hobbes S Leviathan

Author: Patricia Springborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827286
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This Companion makes a new departure in Hobbes scholarship, addressing a philosopher whose impact was as great on Continental European theories of state and legal systems as it was at home. This volume is a systematic attempt to incorporate work from both the Anglophone and Continental traditions, bringing together newly commissioned work by scholars from ten different countries in a topic-by-topic sequence of essays that follows the structure of Leviathan, re-examining the relationship among Hobbes's physics, metaphysics, politics, psychology, and religion. Collectively they showcase important revisionist scholarship that re-examines both the context for Leviathan and its reception, demonstrating the degree to which Hobbes was indebted to the long tradition of European humanist thought. This Cambridge Companion shows that Hobbes's legacy was never lost and that he belongs to a tradition of reflection on political theory and governance that is still alive, both in Europe and in the diaspora.

The Cambridge Companion To Aquinas

Author: Norman Kretzmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139825097
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Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available philosophical component of such a system. In a relatively brief career Aquinas developed these projects in great detail and with an astonishing degree of success. In this volume ten leading scholars introduce all the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical approach to Biblical commentary.

The Cambridge Companion To Kant

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367684
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This 1992 volume is a systematic and comprehensive account of the full range of Kant's writings for the student and advanced scholar alike.