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9780231101288

The Columbia History of Western Philosophy

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    9780231101288

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    0231101287

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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Richard Popkin has assembled 63 leading scholars to forge a highly approachable chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions. From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, this volume provides lively, in-depth, and up-to-date historical analysis of all the key figures, schools, and movements of Western philosophy.The Columbia History significantly broadens the scope of Western philosophy to reveal the influence of Middle Eastern and Asian thought, the vital contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the role of women within the tradition. Along with a wealth of new scholarship, recently discovered works in 17th- and 18th-century philosophy are considered, such as previously unpublished works by Locke that inspire a new assessment of the evolution of his ideas. Popkin also emphasizes schools and developments that have traditionally been overlooked. Sections on Aristotle and Plato are followed by a detailed presentation on Hellenic philosophy and its influence on the modern developments of materialism and scepticism. A chapter has been dedicated to Jewish and Moslem philosophical development during the Middle Ages, focusing on the critical role of figures such as Averro√ęs and Moses Maimonides in introducing Christian thinkers to classical philosophy. Another chapter considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal influence on the development of modern humanism and science.Turning to the modern era, contributors consider the importance of the Kaballah to Spinoza, Leibniz, and Newton and the influence of popular philosophers like Moses Mendelssohn upon the work of Kant. This volume gives equal attention to both sides of the current rift in philosophy between continental and analytic schools, charting the development of each right up to the end of the 20th century.Each chapter includes an introductory essay, and Popkin provides notes that draw connections among the separate articles. The rich bibliographic information and the indexes of names and terms make the volume a valuable resource.Combining a broad scope and penetrating analysis with a keen sense of what is relevant for the modern reader, The Columbia History of Western Philosophywill prove an accessible introduction for students and an informative overview for general readers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii(2)
Introduction xv(6)
Richard H. Popkin
List of Contributors xxi
1. Origins of Western Philosophic Thinking
1(139)
Introduction
1(5)
Richard H. Popkin
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
6(14)
Thomas M. Robinson
The Sophists
20(3)
Thomas M. Robinson
Socrates and the Socratics
23(9)
David K. O'Connor
Plato
32(20)
Gerald A. Press
Aristotle
52(20)
Richard Bodeus
Brief Summary of Aristotle's Writings
72(2)
Gerald A. Press
Hellenistic Philosophy
74(17)
A. A. Long
Middle Platonism
91(9)
Harold Tarrant
Gnosticism
100(2)
Harold Tarrant
Plotinus and Neoplatonism
102(9)
Lloyd P. Gerson
Early Jewish and Christian Uses of Philosophy
111(7)
Steve Mason
The Greek Tradition in Early Christian Philosophy
118(10)
John Peter Kenney
The Latin Tradition in Early Christian Philosophy
128(12)
James J. O'Donnell
2. Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy
140(79)
Introduction
140(4)
Richard H. Popkin
Sa`adya Gaon
144(5)
Seymour Feldman
Jewish and Early Muslim Neoplatonism
149(4)
Alfred L. Ivry
Abu Nasr Muhammed al-Farabi
153(4)
Therese-Anne Druart
Avicenna
157(6)
Michael E. Marmura
Al-Ghazali
163(7)
James Naify
Philosophical Mysticism in Islamic Thought
170(2)
Fadlou Shehadi
Introduction
172(1)
Richard H. Popkin
Solomon ibn Gabirol
173(4)
T.M. Rudavsky
Judah Halevi
177(6)
Barry S. Kogan
Averroes
183(5)
Alfred L. Ivry
Moses Maimonides
188(8)
Daniel H. Frank
Jewish Averroism
196(4)
Alfred L. Ivry
Gersonides
200(4)
Robert Eisen
Hasdai Crescas, Joseph Albo, and Isaac Abrabanel
204(6)
Warren Zev Harvey
Moses de Leon and the Zohar
210(3)
Allison Coudert
Issac Luria and the Lurianic Kabbalah
213(2)
Allison Coudert
Abraham Cohen Herrera
215(2)
Richard H. Popkin
Conclusion
217(2)
Richard H. Popkin
3. Medieval Christian Philosophy
219(60)
Early Period
219(11)
Stephen F. Brown
Translation and Transmission of Greek Philosophy
230(14)
Stephen F. Brown
Bonaventure
244(7)
Stephen F. Brown
Thomas Aquinas
251(5)
Stephen F. Brown
Latin Averroism
256(5)
Stephen F. Brown
Scotus and Scotism
261(6)
Stephen F. Brown
Late Scholasticism
267(4)
Stephen F. Brown
Realism Versus Nominalism
271(8)
Stephen F. Brown
4. The Renaissance
279(50)
Between Ockham and Descartes
279(1)
Brian P. Copenhaver
Aristotelianisms
280(12)
Brian P. Copenhaver
Humanism
292(11)
Michael R. Allen
Platonism
303(12)
Brian P. Copenhaver
John Monfasani
Doubt and Innovation
315(14)
Brian P. Copenhaver
5. Seventeenth-Century Philosophy
329(93)
The Sceptical Crisis
329(7)
Richard H. Popkin
Rene Descartes
336(10)
Harry M. Bracken
Seventeenth-Century Philosophy After Descartes
346(1)
Richard H. Popkin
Thomas Hobbes
346(6)
G.A.J. Rogers
Blaise Pascal
352(6)
Jose R. Maia Neto
The Philosophy of the Royal Society of England
358(5)
Richard H. Popkin
The Kabbala denudata
363(3)
Allison Coudert
The Cambridge Platonists
366(7)
Sarah Hutton
Baruch de Spinoza
373(9)
Richard H. Popkin
John Locke
382(7)
G.A.J. Rogers
Nicolas Malebranche
389(1)
Harry M. Bracken
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
396(8)
Donald Rutherford
Pierre Bayle and Bishop Huet, the Master Sceptics
404(8)
Richard H. Popkin
Europe and Non-European Cultures
412(1)
Richard H. Popkin
China and Western Philosophy in the Age of Reason
412(10)
Yuen-Ting Lai
6. Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
422(94)
Introduction
422(1)
Richard H. Popkin
Issac Newton
423(8)
James E. Force
The Newton-Leibniz Controversy
431(6)
Donald Rutherford
Deism
437(8)
Justin A.I. Champion
George Berkeley
445(7)
Harry M. Bracken
Immaterialism in the American Colonies: Samuel Johnson and Jonathan Edwards
452(2)
Richard H. Popkin
David Hume
454(8)
Richard H. Popkin
The French Enlightenment
462(10)
Richard H. Popkin
Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff
472(3)
Manfred Kuehn
Moses Mendelssohn
475(5)
Manfred Kuehn
Thomas Reid
480(7)
Harry M. Bracken
Scepticism Before Kant
487(3)
Manfred Kuehn
The Berlin Academy
490(4)
John Christian Laursen
Immanuel Kant
494(8)
Karl Ameriks
Vico, Hamann, and Herder
502(6)
Richard H. Popkin
Eighteenth-Century Racism
508(8)
Richard H. Popkin
7. Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
516(88)
Introduction
516(2)
Rudolf A. Makkreel
Early Sceptical Religious, and Literary Responses to Kantian Philosophy
518(6)
Frederick Beiser
The Flowering of Idealism
524(18)
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
524(4)
Gunter Zoller
F.W.J. Schelling
528(5)
Dale E. Snow
G.W.F. Hegel
533(9)
Tom Rockmore
The Turn from Idealism
542(14)
Arthur Schopenhauer
542(4)
Gunter Zoller
Soren Kierkegaard
546(3)
Merold Westphal
Ludwig Feuerbach
549(3)
Tom Rockmore
Karl Marx
552(4)
Tom Rockmore
The Problem of Values in the Late Nineteenth Century
556(11)
Rudolf A. Makkreel
France
567(8)
Francois Azouvi
Nineteenth-Century British Philosophy
575(12)
John Skorupski
American Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century
587(5)
Richard H. Popkin
The Beginnings of Pragmatism: Peirce, Wright, James, Royce
592(8)
Robert G. Meyers
John Dewey
600(4)
Richard H. Popkin
8. Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy
604(63)
Introduction
604(2)
Avrum Stroll
Symbolic Logic
606(4)
Avrum Stroll
The Logistic Thesis
610(3)
Avrum Stroll
The Theory of Descriptions
613(8)
Avrum Stroll
Logical Positivism
621(8)
Avrum Stroll
Ludwing Wittgenstein
629(13)
Avrum Stroll
Gilbert Ryle and J.L. Austin
642(5)
Avrum Stroll
Karl Popper and W.V.O. Quine
647(5)
Avrum Stroll
Direct-References Theorists
652(3)
Avrum Stroll
Donald Davidson and John Searle
655(2)
Avrum Stroll
New Directions
657(10)
Avrum Stroll
9. Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy
667(88)
The Early Decades: Positivism, Neo-Kantianism, Dilthey
667(8)
Steven Galt Crowell
Husserl and Phenomenology
675(7)
David Carr
Martin Heidegger
682(9)
Tom Nenon
Continental Philosophy of Science
691(7)
Joseph J. Kockelmans
Existentialism and Beyond
698(7)
Thomas R. Flynn
Hermeneutics: Gadamer and Ricoeur
705(7)
G. B. Madison
Continental Theistic Philosophers
712(9)
Daniel Guerriere
Continental Philosophy: Neo-Maxism
721(9)
David Ingram
French Feminist Philosophy
730(7)
Jeanine Grenberg
Poststructuralism: Derrida and Foucault
737(8)
Franz Peter Hugdahl
Continental Philosophy at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
745(10)
Charles E. Scott
Epilogue 755(2)
Richard H. Popkin
Epilogue on the History of Philosophy 757(22)
History of Philosophy and Reconstructing Philosophy 758(7)
Constance Blackwell
Women in the History of Philosophy 765(7)
Mary Ellen Waithe
Philosophy and the History of Philosophy 772(7)
Richard H. Popkin
Index of Names 779(22)
Index of Subjects 801

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