Philosophical Writings : A Selection by William of Ockham, Stephen F. Brown, Philotheus Boehner

By William of Ockham, Stephen F. Brown, Philotheus Boehner O.F.M.

This quantity comprises decisions of Ockham's philosophical writings which offer a balanced introductory view of his paintings in common sense, metaphysics, and ethics. This version contains textual markings referring readers to appendices containing adjustments within the Latin textual content and changes present in the English translation which have been made useful through the serious version of Ockham’s paintings released after Boehner ready the unique textual content. The up to date bibliography contains crucial scholarship produced seeing that ebook of the unique edition.

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The rejection of scholastic philosophy, and with it all metaphysics, continued to play a significant part in all this. Early English Enlightenment philosophy prided itself on its emancipation from the universities. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, in The Spectator, no. 10 (12 March 1711), boasted that they ‘have brought Philosophy out of Closets and Libraries, Schools and Colleges, to dwell in Clubs and Assemblies, at Tea-Tables and in Coffee-Houses’. English philosophy in the eighteenth century initially aimed at reconciling philosophy and common sense.

Moldenhauer and K. L. Michelet, 20 vols. (Frankfurt am Main, 1969–72). Translation in Lectures on the History of Philosophy, trans. E. S. Haldane and F. H. Simson, 3 vols. (London 1892–6). Re-established texts, based on the 1825–6 course, in Vorlesungen u¨ ber die Geschichte der Philosophie, vols. 6–9 of Vorlesungen, eds. P. Garniron and W. Jaeschke (Hamburg, 1983–6), here 9: 71–148. See also Alfredo Ferrarin, Hegel and Aristotle (Cambridge, 2001), 31–3. Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Zur Geschichte der neueren Philosophie: M¨unchener Vorlesungen ( Berlin, 1986), 54; quoted from Schelling, On the History of Modern Philosophy, trans.

L. E. Klein and A. J. La Vopa (San Marino, CA, 1998), 7–28. 2 See James Schmidt, ‘Inventing the Enlightenment: Anti-Jacobins, British Hegelians, and the Oxford English Dictionary’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 64 (2003): 421–43. 22 Knud Haakonssen 3 See Alan Charles Kors, D’Holbach’s Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris (Princeton, NJ, 1976), ch. 9. 4 Friedrich Meinecke, Die Entstehung des Historismus, 4th edn. (Munich, 1965), 2 and 285. 5 Isaiah Berlin, ‘The Counter-Enlightenment’, in his Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas (London, 1980), 1–24; J.

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