From Descartes to Kant readings in the philosophy of the Renaissance and Enlightenment by T. V. Smith

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Understanding the roots of modern philosophy is critically important to having a real understanding of the world today. This book is both clear and concise, and presents a summary of each major figure in modern philosophy from Descartes through Kant (as the title implies), detailing their life's work and major contributions to the field.5/5(1).

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Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant: these are the seven philosophers who stand out from the rest in what is known as the `modern' period in philosophy. Their thought defines the mainstream of classical or early modern philosophy, largely responsible for shaping philosophy as we now know it.

Religion and the Enlightenment, designed for classroom use, reveals the roots of Enlightenment thought as well as their results, both positive and negative, with special attention to figures such as Descartes, Pascal, Rousseau, and Kant in the struggle for the soul of Western culture.

Byrne masterfully elucidates the emergence of deism Brand: Westminster John Knox Press. InJohn W. Yolton published Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid. His most recent book builds on that seminal work and greatly extends its /5(2).

Since we do have experiences, Kant concludes that these regulative ideas probably correspond to real existing things. Summary – Descartes was responding to the faith of the Middle Ages. His skepticism led eventually to the full-blown skepticism of Hume.

Kant tried to. This book serves primarily as a reader in western philosophy during the modern period, covering major thinkers from Descartes to Kant. In addition, excerpts from Aristotle and Aquinas are supplied in a background chapter/5(3).

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Description: Readers of Descartes, Kant and Hegel are often mystified by the central epistemological and ontological concepts, purposes, strategies and assumptions of these three systems.

The aim of this work is to clarify the linkages between the From Descartes to Kant book and metaphysical transformations that are developed by each thinker and the problems of science and human liberation.

This is apparent in the Prodromus, as well as in the British fragment of a pansophical work, about which Otakar Odložilík says in his study From the pansophical studies of J.

Comenius (Čas. Mat. Mor. 52, ) that it is possible to regard it as a fragment of Comenius’ work. At present a larger fragment of the same pansophical work is known, which includes also the text of the just Cited by: 2. Descartes to Kant — 4 Sep 2 Fall Readings NB. The Descartes readings are in the Cottingham volumes of the Philosophical writings; the Spinoza readings are in The essential Spinoza.

4 Sep Introduction 6 Sep Bacon; Descartes, Med. 1 11 Sep Descartes, Med. 2 13 Sep Descartes, Med. 3 18 Sep Descartes, Med. 3, selections. Read this book on Questia. This is the first book to trace systematically the philosophical origins and development of the idea that the improvement of human understanding requires public activity, through discussion of the work of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Leibniz.

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Chicago, University of Chicago Press [] (OCoLC) Get this from a library. Religion and the Enlightenment: from Descartes to Kant. [James M Byrne] -- Religion was an integral part of almost everyone's daily life in seventeenth and eighteenth century Western Europe.

Yet new philosophical ideas were emerging, ideas that became the foundation of our. Fifth, Kant assigns a role to human volition in the progress toward enlightenment. While indecision can keep people from using their enlightenment and action from descartes to kant 2 1.

Schmidt () is an outstanding anthology that brings together in one conve-nient place historical and recent material devoted to the question, “What isCited by: This book can serve as introductory guide to the style and ideas of Decartes, Leibniz, Pascal, Spinoza, Comte, Kant, Rousseau, Hegel, Mach and Nietzche.

The editor has picked a wealth of works that paint a thorough canvas of the life and works of each author.4/5. I found this book, overall, to be rich and lucid. It has chapters about the history of the Enlightenment, deism, and atheism, and it also profiles the life and thought of Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Immanuel Kant.5/5(4).

The Critique of Pure Reason (Kritik der reinen Vernunft) (; second edition ) is a book by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, in which the author seeks to determine the limits and scope of referred to as Kant's "First Critique", it was followed by the Critique of Practical Reason () and the Critique of Judgment ().

In the preface to the first edition, Kant Author: Immanuel Kant. The book is pages long and contains parts or entire works from famous theologians such as Descartes, Pascal, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Comte, Mach, and Nietzsche.

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Descartes to Kant By John W. Yolton Perception & Reality: A History from Descartes to Kant By John W. Yolton InJohn W. Yolton published Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid. His most recent book builds on that seminal work and greatly extends its relevance to issues in current philosophical debate.

Perception and Reality. Changing ideals --Enlightenment, power and context --God and the clarity of reason: René Descartes --Burning faith: Blaise Pascal --The distant God of deism --From scepticism to atheism --New light or old?: science and religion --The morality of innocence: Jean-Jacques Rousseau --Belief within the limits of reason: Immanuel Kant.

the cambridge companion to KANT AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY The philosophy of Immanuel Kant is the watershed of mod- classical and recent books on Kant in the main languages of Kant scholarship. This volume thus provides the broadest DESCARTES Edited by john cottingham. Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Kant Philosophy Willem A.

deVries The early modern period was a time of ferment, filled with imaginative and creative approaches to the great questions of philosophy. In this period, the philosophy taught in the universities was highly theological and quite out of touch with the exciting new developments File Size: KB.

Finally, the book demonstrates how Descartes' attempt to prove the existence of God is foiled by a new Cartesian Circle. Reviews ‘The first original interpretation of the Meditations to appear since the studies of Margaret Wilson and Bernard Williams in the s.

Nothing captures the difference between the metaphysical frameworks of Kant and Descartes more crisply than a contrast between two proofs.

Consider, first, Descartes’s proof of God’s existence. The proof begins with the recognition of a certain id. The book is rich with historical references and nuanced readings of canonical texts, and is packed with arguments and counter-arguments.

The book opens with a compact overview of the ontological arguments found in Anselm, the scholastics, Descartes, and Leibniz.

Some of the arguments' exposition is a bit hard to follow. Get this from a library. Perception & reality: a history from Descartes to Kant. [John W Yolton] -- InJohn W. Yolton published Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid.

His most recent book builds on that seminal work and greatly extends its relevance to issues in current philosophical. Descartes' Discourse on Method-to give this book its standard English title-was an important instrument in providing impulse and direction to.

René Descartes (/ d eɪ ˈ k ɑːr t /, also UK: / ˈ d eɪ k ɑːr t /, French: [ʁəne dekaʁt] (); Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: Cartesian: 58 / k ɑːr ˈ t iː z i ə n,-iː ʒ ən /; 31 March – 11 February ) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years (–) of his life in the Dutch Born: 31 MarchLa Haye en Touraine, Kingdom.

In close readings of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hardenberg (Novalis) and Coleridge, and with a sustained return to the origins of the discourse about imagination in Greek antiquity, Alexander Schlutz demonstrates that neither the unity of the subject itself, nor the unity of the philosophical systems that are based on it, can be conceptualized Cited by: University College in London, has an excellent book on seventeenth- and eighteenth- century religious thought.

Religion and the Enlightenment: From Descartes to Kant seeks to place in context and understand the ideas, both religious and secular, that gave rise to modernity and modern religious thinking. The book is divided into ten chapters. Judgment and Proposition: From Descartes to Kant. John W.

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Consciousness and the Self: From Descartes to Kant René Descartes, from "Meditation VI" John Locke, on Personal Identity David Hume, on "There Is No Self" Immanuel Kant, Against the Soul Meredith Michaels, on "Personal Identity".Features a broad range of selections from works in the philosophy of psychology, natural science, morality, politics and religion.

Places the modern thinkers in conversation with each other, including Leibniz on Descartes and Spinoza, Reid on Locke and Hume, and Kant on Hobbes. Offers important, but seldom anthologized primary works. Category.Looking for books by René Descartes? See all books authored by René Descartes, including Meditations on First Philosophy, and Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, and more on

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