Rationalism

Rationalism

by John Cottingham

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

 
This concise survey, accessible to students and general readers alike, traces the main elements of rationalism from the classical period to the present day. It contains a lucid account of the arguments of the great seventeenth-century rationalists, Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, on scientific knowledge, mind and body, and freedom and necessity, and compares these with the empiricist counter-arguments of Locke and Hume, culminating in the great synthesis of Kant. Later sections discuss the ideas of Hegel, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Quine, Kripke, Chomsky, and Popper, along with rationalist and anti-rationalist elements in modern ethics.
ISBN:
9781855065246
Category:
Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
Publication Date:
01-01-1984
Series:
Key Texts Ser.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
215.39x139.95x12.19mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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