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  1. Descartes

    The Project of Pure Enquiry

    By Bernard Williams

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. George Berkeley (Routledge Revivals)

    Eighteenth-Century Responses: Volume I

    Edited by David Berman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The material reprinted in this two-volume set, first published in 1989, covers the first eighty-five years in responses to George Berkeley’s writings. David Berman identifies several key waves of eighteenth-century criticism surrounding Berkeley’s philosophies, ranging from hostile and discounted,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hobbes

    Morals and Politics

    By D D Raphael, D. D. Raphael

    First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface especially for this re-issue, which brings together recent scholarship on Hobbes, a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Hegel, Kant and the Structure of the Object

    By Robert Stern

    Hegel's holistic metaphysics challenges much recent ontology with its atomistic and reductionist assumptions; Stern offers us an original reading of Hegel and contrasts him with his predecessor, Kant....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity

    Rethinking the Enlightenment

    By Harvey Mitchell

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Harvey Mitchell’s book argues that a reassessment of Voltaire’s treatment of traditional Judaism will sharpen discussion of the origins of, and responses to, the Enlightenment. His study shows how Voltaire’s nearly total antipathy to Judaism is best understood by stressing his self-regard as...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Descartes and Method

    A Search for a Method in Meditations

    By Clarence A. Bonnen, Daniel E. Flage

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    Rene Descartes credited his success in philosophy, mathematics, and physics to the discovery of a universal method of inquiry, but he provided no systematic description of his method. Descartes and Method carefully examines Descartes' scattered remarks on his application and puts forward a...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Pierre Bayle's Cartesian Metaphysics

    Rediscovering Early Modern Philosophy

    By Todd Ryan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy

    In his magnum opus, the Historical and Critical Dictionary, Pierre Bayle offered a series of brilliant criticisms of the major philosophical and theological systems of the 17th Century. Although officially skeptical concerning the attempt to provide a definitive account of the truths of metaphysics...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes' Meditations

    By Gary Hatfield

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Descartes is widely regarded to be the father of modern philosophy and his Meditations is among the most important philosophical texts ever written. The Routledge Guidebook to Descartes’ Meditations introduces the major themes in Descartes’ great book and acts as a companion for reading this key...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Kant and Education

    Interpretations and Commentary

    Edited by Klas Roth, Chris W. Surprenant

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, political philosophy, and philosophy of judgement have been and continue to be widely discussed among many scholars. The impact of his thinking is beyond doubt and his ideas continue to inspire and encourage an on-going dialogue among many people in our world today...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Causation and Modern Philosophy

    Edited by Keith Allen, Tom Stoneham

    Series: Routledge Advances in the History of Philosophy

    This volume brings together a collection of new essays by leading scholars on the subject of causation in the early modern period, from Descartes to Lady Mary Shepherd. Aimed at researchers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the volume advances the understanding of early modern...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge