The History of Philosophy: Modern Philosophy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530245X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302451
  • DDC: 190
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Concerned more with rationality, human nature, and human interaction with society and the world than the theological questions of the Middle Ages, contemporary philosophy has advanced study of the limits of the human mind. This insightful volume traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Philosophy in the Renaissance.
2: The Humanistic Background.
3: The Ideal of Humanitas.
4: Basic Principles and Attitudes.
5: Humanist Themes in Renaissance Thought.
6: Northern Humanism.
7: Humanism and Philosophy.
8: Political Philosophy.
9: Philosophy of Nature.
10: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola.
11: Niccolò Machiavelli.
12: Early Life and Political Career.
13: Writings.
14: Jean Bodin.
15: Giordano Bruno.
16: Early Life.
17: Works.
18: Final Years.
19: Early Modern Philosophy.
20: The Empiricism of Francis Bacon.
21: Bacon's Scheme.
22: The Idols of the Mind.
23: The New Method.
24: The Materialism of Thomas Hobbes.
25: Hobbes's System.
26: Political Philosophy.
27: The Rationalism of René Descartes.
28: Descartes's System.
29: Meditations.
30: The Rationalism of Benedict De Spinoza.
31: The Rationalism of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
32: Philosophy in the Enlightenment.
33: Sources and Development of Enlightenment Thought.
34: Classical British Empiricism.
35: John Locke.
36: George Berkeley.
37: David Hume.
38: Nonepistemological Movements.
39: Materialism and Scientific Discovery.
40: Social and Political Philosophy.
41: Immanuel Kant.
42: The 19th Century.
43: German Idealism.
44: Johann Gottlieb Fichte.
45: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
46: Social and Political Theory.
47: The Positivism of Auguste Comte.
48: The Utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.
49: Karl Marx.
50: Independent and Irrationalist Movements.
51: Arthur Schopenhauer.
52: Søren Kierkegaard.
53: Friedrich Nietzsche.
54: Wilhelm Dilthey and Henri Bergson.
55: Contemporary Philosophy.
56: John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead.
57: Marxist Thought.
58: Vladimir Ilich Lenin.
59: György Lukács and Antonio Gramsci.
60: Critical Theory.
61: Non-Marxist Political Philosophy.
62: Hannah Arendt.
63: John Rawls.
64: Critiques of Philosophical Liberalism.
65: Analytic Philosophy.
66: The Formalist Tradition.
67: The Informalist Tradition.
68: Continental Philosophy.
69: The Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.
70: The Existentialism of Karl Jaspers and Jean-Paul Sartre.
71: Continental Philosophy Since the 1950s.
72: The Relevance of Contemporary Philosophy.