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The Blackwell Guide to the Modern Philosophers. From Descartes to Nietzsche. Edition No. 1. Blackwell Philosophy Guides

  • ID: 5227364
  • Book
  • July 2000
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This guide brings together eighteen original interpretations of the modern philosophers from Descartes to Nietzsche. The contributors succeed brilliantly in placing their figures within a rich historical, cultural, and philosophical context, noting some of the important ways in which their ideas and arguments were shaped by the intellectual currents of the time, and how they in turn shaped subsequent philosophical debate.
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List of Contributors.


1. RenU Descartes (1596-1650): Gary Hatfield (University of Pennsylvania).

2. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): A. P. Martinich (University of Texas at Austin).

3. Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677): Don Garrett (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

4. Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715): Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

5. G. W. Leibniz (1646-1716): Donald Rutherford (The University of California, San Diego).

6. John Locke (1632-1704): Martha Brandt Bolton (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey).

7. George Berkeley (1685-1753): George Pappas (Ohio State University).

8. David Hume (1711-1776): David Fate Norton (McGill University).

9. Thomas Reid (1710-1796): Ernest Sosa (Brown University) James Van Cleve (Brown University).

10. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1788): N. J. H. Dent (University of Birmingham, England).

11. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): Patricia Kitcher (Columbia University).

12. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832): Ross Harrison (King's College, Cambridge University).

13. G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831): Stephen Houlgate (University of Warwick).

14. S?ren Kierkegaard (1813-1855):C. Stephen Evans (Calvin College)
15. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860): Christopher Janaway (Birkbeck College, The University of London).

16. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): Wendy Donner (Carleton University) Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa).

17. Karl Marx (1818-1883): Terrell Carver (University of Bristol, England).

18. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): Richard Schacht (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

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Steven M. Emmanuel Virginia Wesleyan College.
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