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A non-conformist at the dawn of an epoch, a martyr of modernity, or just a polemic controvert? Giordano Bruno is known today as an exceptional, yet ambivalent figure within the history of ideas.
Immanuel Kant is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential thinker of modern Europe and the late Enlightenment. This title presents a comprehensive overview of historical and philosophical context in which Kant wrote and the various features, themes and topics apparent in his thought.
Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay: With a New Translation of Diderot\'s \'Letter on the Blind\' and La Mothe Le Vayer\'s \'Of a Man Born Blind\'
Diderot was the founder and editor of the "Encyclopedie", a novelist, a philosopher and an active proponent of democratic ideals. His "Letter on the Blind for Use by the Sighted" is essential reading for those who are interested in Enlightenment philosophy. This title presents a reading and translation of Diderot's...
Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It consists of a series of short essays, arranged alphabetically, whose unifying thread is an attack on religious and political intolerance. Highly entertaining, its concern with intolerance and its consequences is still relevant today.
Peter Anstey presents an innovative study of John Locke's views on the method and content of natural philosophy - the study of the natural world. He argues that Locke was an advocate of the Experimental Philosophy: the new approach to natural philosophy championed by the scientists of the Royal Society...
Focuses on Spinoza's theories regarding human freedom, how it is obtained, and also an interpretation of his ethics.
By J.E. Kail
Hume is held to have taught that causal power and self are projections, that God is a projection of our fear, and that value is a projection of sentiment. In Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy, P. J. E. Kail provides a fresh interpretation of this metaphor and uses it...
Hugh Trevor-Roper 1914-2003, a British historian was admired as the author of essays. This title features the writings of his career. It focuses on the writing and understanding of history in the 18th century and on the historians and the intellectual context that inspired or provoked their writings.
Salomon Maimon was one of the most important and influential Jewish intellectuals of the Enlightenment. This translation of his principal work, "Essay on Transcendental Philosophy", expresses Maimon's response to the revolution in philosophy wrought by Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason".