Part of the Blackwell Readings in the History of Philosophy series, this survey of late modern philosophy focuses on the key texts and philosophers of the period whose beliefs changed the course of western thought. * Gathers together the key texts from the most significant and influential philosophers of the late modern era to provide a thorough introduction to the period. * Features the writings of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Kant, Rousseau, Bentham and other leading thinkers. * Examines such topics as empiricism, rationalism, and the existence of God. * Readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors, who are leading scholars in the field.
Elizabeth S. Radcliffe is Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University. Her areas of specialization include Hume, ethical theory, motivational psychology, and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophy. She is the author of On Hume (2000), editor of A Companion to Hume (Blackwell, 2007), and was co-editor of the journal Hume Studies from 2000 to 2005. Richard McCarty is Associate Professor of Philosophy at East Carolina University. His research focuses on Kant and the history of modern philosophy. Fritz Allhoff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. His main areas of research are ethical theory, applied ethics, and the philosophy of biology/science. His work has been published in, among other places, the American Journal of Bioethics, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, the International Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Anand Jayprakash Vaidya is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. His research is in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.
Release date NZ
December 22nd, 2006
Edited by Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
Edited by Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
Edited by Fritz Allhoff
Edited by Richard McCarty