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Readings In Modern Philosophy, Vol. 1

Readings In Modern Philosophy, Vol. 1

Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz and Associated Texts

Edited by Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins

2000 - 322 pp.

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Cloth 978-0-87220-535-2
$52.00
Paper 978-0-87220-534-5
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Quick Overview

This anthology offers the key works of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz in their entirety or in substantial selections, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period.

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This anthology offers the key works of Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz in their entirety or in substantial selections, along with a rich selection of associated texts by other leading thinkers of the period.

Contents:

General Introduction

Descartes’s Meditations and Associated Texts

  • Bacon, New Organon I, Aphorisms 1-3, 11-31, 36-46
  • Galileo, The Assayer, “Corpuscularianism”
  • Descartes, Discourse on Method 1, 2, and 5
  • Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Descartes, Hobbes, and Arnauld, Objections and Replies II, III, IV
  • Descartes, Principles of Philosophy I, II, 1-25, III, 1-3, and IV, 188-89, 196-207
  • Spinoza, Descartes’s Principles of Philosophy “Prolegomenon” and “Definitions”
  • Leibniz on Descartes, From the Letters to Foucher, to Elisabeth, and to Molanus
  • Pascal, Pensées, “The Wager.”


Spinoza’s Ethics and Associated Texts

  • Hobbes, Leviathan, Introduction, 1-6, 34, and 46
  • Spinoza, From the Letters to Oldenburg and to Meyer (Letters 2, 12, and 32)
  • Spinoza, The Ethics, Parts I, II, and V.


Leibniz’s Monadology and Associated Texts

  • Malebranche, Search after Truth, III.2.1-4, 6-7, VI.2.3, Elucid. 15
  • Leibniz, Discourse on Metaphysics; From the Letters to Arnauld
  • Leibniz, Primary Truths
  • Leibniz, New System of Nature
  • Leibniz, Monadology
  • Newton, Natural Philosophy, Principia, “Scholium to Definitions” & “General Scholium,” & Optics, Query 31
  • Leibniz, From the Letters to Clarke (Letters 1-4)

 

About the Authors:

Roger Ariew is Professor of Philosophy, University of South Florida.

Eric Watkins is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego.