The Rise of Modern Philosophy: The Tension Between the New and Traditional Philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz

The Rise of Modern Philosophy The Tension Between the New and Traditional Philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz Modern philosophy in the West is said to have begun with Bacon and Descartes Their methodological and metaphycial writings in conjunction with the discoveries that marked the seventeenth century scie

  • Title: The Rise of Modern Philosophy: The Tension Between the New and Traditional Philosophies from Machiavelli to Leibniz
  • Author: Tom Sorell
  • ISBN: 9780198236054
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Modern philosophy in the West is said to have begun with Bacon and Descartes Their methodological and metaphycial writings, in conjunction with the discoveries that marked the seventeenth century scientific revolution, are supposed to have interred both Aristotelian and scholastic science and the philosophy that supported it But did the new or modern philosophy effec Modern philosophy in the West is said to have begun with Bacon and Descartes Their methodological and metaphycial writings, in conjunction with the discoveries that marked the seventeenth century scientific revolution, are supposed to have interred both Aristotelian and scholastic science and the philosophy that supported it But did the new or modern philosophy effect a complete break with what preceded it Were Bacon and Descartes untainted by scholastic influences The theme of this book is that the new and traditional philosophies have in common than the orthodox account suggests.In two survey articles and thirteen essays on individual philosophers, the contributors show that the rise of modern philosophy was much complicated and much interesting than is usually thought They consider not only metaphysics and the sciences but also claims of Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Spinoza to have invented modern ethics and politics These two aspects of modernity in philosophy are connected for the first time The book offers a broad view of the early modern philosophers, covering not only the much studied major figures but also relatively neglected writers Mersenne, Gassendi, White, and Sergeant.

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