The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy
Edited by Aaron Garrett
To Be Published January 1st 2014 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions
The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing the philosophical, scientific, religious and social and political change of the Enlightenment on a massive scale. In spite of this, there are remarkably few overviews of the period as a whole.
The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy is an authoritative survey and assessment of this momentous period, covering the major thinkers, topics and movements in Eighteenth century philosophy. It is divided into six parts:
A strong line up of international contributors provide students of philosophy and related disciplines with an outstanding and accessible guide to one of the most important periods in the history of philosophy. Additional features include annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, glossary and biographical entries on the most important philosophers.
Introduction Aaron Garrett Part 1: Context 1. Enlightenment, national enlightenments and translation Fania Oz-Salzberger 2. Methodology and logic Eric Schliesser Part 2: Metaphysics and Religion 3. Theology and arguments for the deity Maria Rosa Antognazza 4. Freedom, determinism and agency James Harris 5. Immaterialism, Jasper Reid 6. Materialism, Charles Wolfe 7. Substance Justin Broackes 8. Causation Peter Kail 9. Reason, Manfred Kuehn Part 3: Mind, knowledge, and feelings 10. Perception up to Berkeley Lorne Falkenstein 11. Perception after Berkeley Lorne Falkenstein 12. Knowledge and ignorance Dario Perinetti 13. Consciousness and self-consciousness and personal identity Donald Ainslie 14. Skepticism Aaron Garrett 15. Language Avi Lifschitz 16. Souls and minds Thomas Ahnert 17. The passions and sentiments Lisa Shapiro Part 4: Morals, Politics, and Aesthetics 18. Moral sense and moral sentiment Jacqueline Taylor 19. Moral rationalism and conventionalism Remy Debes 20. Utility James Crimmins 21. Natural law and natural rights Ian Hunter 22. Nations, nationalism, and national character Silvia Sebastiani 23. Constitutions and social contracts Susanne Sreedhar 24. Civil society Neil MacArthur 25. Beauty and "aesthetics" Rachel Zuckert Part 5: Philosophy and the arts and sciences 26. Philosophy and the human sciences Margaret Schabas 27. Philosophy and literature Allen Speight 28. Philosophy and physics Stephen Gaukroger 29. Philosophy and mathematics Matthew Jones 30. Philosophy and biology/natural history Justin Smith. Appendix: Brief biographical and philosophical essays on major figures and movements. Index