- Series: A History of Western Philosophy (Book 4)
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 22, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192192094
- ISBN-13: 978-0192192097
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,309,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rationalists (A History of Western Philosophy)
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"There is a pedagogical need which this book fills very well: almost every university philosophy programme offers a course in second or third year in which Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz are treated together as a package....Because it is lucid, informative and brief many teachers would find it a helpful commentary to assign as secondary reading."--Teaching Philosophy
"A superb view of the main issues in Continental Rationalism....It would be an excellent supplement to primary sources. Well suited for undergraduates."--Alan Hart, University of Akron
"A clear, accurate, and very readable account of themes in the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and others."--Willis Doney, Dartmouth College
"Given its limited aims the book is a real tour de force, and I myself should be tempted to use it as a base on which to structure an undergraduate course on the rationalists."--Canadian Philosophical Reviews
"Excellent choice of topics/materials covered. Well written. Should be required reading of all undergraduate philosophy majors."--Michael Goodman, Humboldt State University
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
The seventeenth century saw a fundamental shift in our ways of thinking about ourselves and the universe. The reassuring medieval view of an earth - centered cosmos designed expressly for the benefit of human beings had been steadily eroded; yet at the some time there emerged a new optimism about the possibility of developing a clear and comprehensive account of the working of the universe, together with a determination to penetrate the nature of the human mind and its relation to the material world. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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