The Cambridge Companion to Newton

Author: Rob Iliffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107015463
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Philosophy

This new edition includes three updated chapters, a revised bibliography, new introduction and three entirely new chapters.

The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

Author: Peter Machamer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588413
Release Date: 1998-08-13
Genre: Philosophy

What did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? In this collection, contributors' essays offer coverage of all facets of Galileo's work.

The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley

Author: Kenneth Winkler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521450330
Release Date: 2005-12-19
Genre: History

George Berkeley is one of the greatest and most influential modern philosophers. In defending the immaterialism for which he is most famous, he redirected modern thinking about the nature of objectivity and the mind's capacity to come to terms with it. Along the way, he made striking and influential proposals concerning the psychology of the senses, the workings of language, the aim of science, and the scope of mathematics. In this Companion volume, a team of distinguished authors not only examines Berkeley's achievements, but also his neglected contributions to moral and political philosophy, his writings on economics and development, and his defense of religious commitment and religious life.

The Cambridge Companion to Einstein

Author: Michel Janssen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521828345
Release Date: 2014-05-19
Genre: History

These fourteen essays by leading historians and philosophers of science introduce the reader to the work of Albert Einstein. Following an introduction that places Einstein's work in the context of his life and times, the essays explain his main contributions to physics in terms that are accessible to a general audience, including special and general relativity, quantum physics, statistical physics, and unified field theory. The closing essays explore the relation between Einstein's work and twentieth-century philosophy, as well as his political writings.

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid

Author: Terence Cuneo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521012082
Release Date: 2004-01-26
Genre: Philosophy

Thomas Reid is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of Scottish common sense philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Author: Frederick C. Beiser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827189
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Hegel and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy examines Hegel within his broader historical and philosophical contexts. Covering all major aspects of Hegel's philosophy, the volume provides an introduction to his logic, epistemology, philosophy of mind, social and political philosophy, philosophy of nature and aesthetics. It includes essays by an internationally recognised team of Hegel scholars. The volume begins with Terry Pinkard's article on Hegel's life, a conspectus of his biography on Hegel. It also explores some topics much neglected in Hegel scholarship: such as Hegel's hermeneutics and relationship to mysticism. Aimed at students and scholars of Hegel, this volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth-century philosophy. The bibliography includes the most important English-language literature on Hegel written in the last fifteen years.

The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

Author: Robert S. Levine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107023130
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

This new collection offers timely, critical essays specially commissioned to provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career.

The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Franklin

Author: Carla Mulford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139828126
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion addresses several well-known themes in the study of Franklin and his writings, while also showing Franklin in conversation with his British and European counterparts in science, philosophy, and social theory. Specially commissioned chapters, written by scholars well-known in their respective fields, examine Franklin's writings and his life with a new sophistication, placing Franklin in his cultural milieu while revealing the complexities of his intellectual, literary, social, and political views. Individual chapters take up several traditional topics, such as Franklin and the American dream, Franklin and capitalism, and Franklin's views of American national character. Other chapters delve into Franklin's library and his philosophical views on morality, religion, science, and the Enlightenment and explore his continuing influence in American culture. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of American literature, history and culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

Author: Nicholas Cronk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521849739
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

An accessible overview of the life, times and work of the eighteenth-century philosopher and writer.

Politische Philosophie heute

Author: Will Kymlicka
ISBN: 3593358913
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Political science

Eine grundlegende und umfassende Einführung in die modernen Strömungen der politischen Philosophie: Utilitarismus, Liberalismus, Libertarismus, Marxismus, Kommunitarismus und Feminismus.

The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell

Author: Nicholas Griffin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521636345
Release Date: 2003-06-23
Genre: History

Bertrand Russell ranks as one of the giants of 20th century philosophy. This Companion focuses on Russell's contributions to modern philosophy and, therefore, concentrates on the early part of his career. Through his books, journalism, correspondence and political activity he exerted a profound influence on modern thought. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Russell available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Russell.

Newtons Werk

Author: FAUVEL
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783034862233
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction