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ISBN 9780367865016
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
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The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is an outstanding survey of one of the most important eras in the history of Western philosophy - one which witnessed philosophical, scientific, religious and social change on a massive scale.





A team of twenty international contributors provide students and scholars of philosophy and related disciplines with a detailed and accessible guide to seventeenth century philosophy. The Companion is divided into seven parts:









  • Historical Context


  • Metaphysics


  • Epistemology


  • Mind and Language


  • Moral and Political Philosophy


  • Natural Philosophy and the Material World


  • Philosophical Theology.






Major topics and themes are explored and discussed, including the scholastic context that shaped philosophy of the period, free will, skepticism, logic, mind-body problems, consciousness, arguments for the existence of God, and the problem of evil. As such The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy is essential reading for all students of the period, both in philosophy and related disciplines such as literature, history, politics, and religious studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword Steven Nadler





Part 1: Historical Context





1. The Scholastic Background David Clemenson



Part 2: Metaphysics





2. Substance Tad M. Schmaltz





3. Qualities Samuel C. Rickless





4. Causation Sukjae Lee





5. Freewill and Determinism C.P. Ragland



Part 3: Epistemology





6. Skepticism Gianni Paganini





7. The Theory of Ideas Lex Newman





8. Logic and Knowledge Alan Nelson



Part 4: Mind and Language





9. Mind-Body Problems David Cunning





10. Sense Perception Antonia LoLordo





11. Consciousness Steven Nadler





12. The Passions Deborah Brown





13. Philosophy of Language Walter Ott



Part 5: Natural Philosophy and the Material World





14. Natural Philosophy Andrew Janiak





15. The Theory of Matter Andrew Pyle



Part 6: Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy





16. Moral Philosophy Michael LeBuffe





17. Political Philosophy Susanne Sreedhar



Part 7: Philosophical Theology





18. Arguments for the Existence of God Marcy P. Lascano





19.The Problem of Evil Samuel Newlands





20. The Rise of Religious Skepticism Michael W. Hickson and Thomas M. Lennon.





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Biography

Dan Kaufman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published extensively on issues in seventeenth century philosophy, especially on modality, substance, individuation, and identity.