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 Newton

Author: Rob Iliffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316546093
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Philosophy

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was one of the greatest scientists of all time, a thinker of extraordinary range and creativity who has left enduring legacies in mathematics and physics. While most famous for his Principia, his work on light and colour, and his discovery of the calculus, Newton devoted much more time to research in chemistry and alchemy, and to studying prophecy, church history and ancient chronology. This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to Newton provides authoritative introductions to these further dimensions of his endeavours as well as to many aspects of his physics. It includes a revised bibliography, a new introduction and six new chapters: three updating previous chapters on Newton's mathematics, his chemistry and alchemy and the reception of his religious views; and three entirely new, on his religion, his ancient chronology and the treatment of continuous and discontinuous forces in his second law of motion.

The Cambridge Companion to Newton

Author: I. Bernard Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521656966
Release Date: 2002-04-25
Genre: History

In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examines all the main aspects of Newton's thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Leibniz

Author: Nicholas Jolley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521367697
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Philosophy

The most comprehensive account of the full range of Leibniz's thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger

Author: Charles B. Guignon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826972
Release Date: 2006-07-10
Genre: Philosophy

Martin Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. He transformed mainstream philosophy by defining its central task as asking the 'question of being'. His thought has contributed to the turn to hermeneutics and to postmodernism and poststructuralism. Moreover, the disclosure of his deep involvement in Nazism has provoked much debate about the relation of philosophy to politics. This edition brings to the fore other works, as well as alternative approaches to scholarship. The essays cover topics such as Heidegger's conception of phenomenology, his relation to Kant and Husserl, his account of truth, and his stand on the realism/anti-realism debate. This edition includes a new preface by the editor, revised versions of several essays from the first edition, and an exhaustive bibliography, providing guidance for both newcomers to Heidegger's work and established scholars.

The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein

Author: Hans D. Sluga
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521465915
Release Date: 1996-10-28
Genre: Philosophy

The essays in this volume address central themes in Wittgenstein's writings on the philosophy of mind, language, logic, and mathematics.

The Cambridge Companion to Galileo

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

Not only a hero of the scientific revolution, but after his conflict with the church, a hero of science, Galileo is today rivalled in the popular imagination only by Newton and Einstein. But what did Galileo actually do, and what are the sources of the popular image we have of him? This 1998 collection of specially-commissioned essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. A particular feature of the volume is the treatment of Galileo's relationship with the church. It will be of interest to philosophers, historians of science, cultural historians and those in religious studies.

The Cambridge Companion to Popper

Author: Jeremy Shearmur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316546079
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Genre: Science

Karl Popper was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. His criticism of induction and his falsifiability criterion of demarcation between science and non-science were major contributions to the philosophy of science. Popper's broader philosophy of critical rationalism comprised a distinctive philosophy of social science and political theory. His critique of historicism and advocacy of the open society marked him out as a significant philosopher of freedom and reason. This book sets out the historical and intellectual contexts in which Popper worked, and offers an overview and diverse criticisms of his central ideas. The volume brings together contributors with expertise on Popper's work, including people personally associated with Popper (such as Jarvie, Miller, Musgrave, Petersen and Shearmur), specialists on the topics treated (Bradie, Godfrey-Smith and Jackson), and scholars with special interests in aspects of Popper's work (Andersson, Hacohen, Maxwell and Stokes).

The Cambridge Companion to Pascal

Author: Nicholas Hammond
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139826709
Release Date: 2003-04-17
Genre: Philosophy

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and nonspecialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Blaise Pascal (1623–62) occupies a position of pivotal importance in many domains: philosophy, mathematics, physics, religious polemics and apologetics. In this volume a team of leading scholars presents the full range of Pascal's achievement and surveys the intellectual background of his thought and the reception of his work. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Pascal currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Pascal.

The Cambridge Companion to Locke

Author: Vere Chappell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139824965
Release Date: 1994-06-24
Genre: Philosophy

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. The essays in this volume provide a systematic survey of Locke's philosophy informed by the most recent scholarship. They cover Locke's theory of ideas, his philosophies of body, mind, language, and religion, his theory of knowledge, his ethics, and his political philosophy. There are also chapters on Locke's life and subsequent influence. New readers and non-specialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Locke currently available.

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 Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology

Author: Giuseppina D'Oro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107121522
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: History

The volume provides clear and comprehensive coverage of the main methodological debates and approaches within philosophy. The book gives equal weight to analytical and continental approaches, and pays attention to approaches that are often overlooked.

The Cambridge Companion to Descartes

Author: John Cottingham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139824910
Release Date: 1992-09-25
Genre: Philosophy

Descartes occupies a position of pivotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work, are treated at length. At the core of the volume are a group of chapters on his metaphysics: the celebrated 'Cogito' argument, the proofs of God's existence, the 'Cartesian circle' and the dualistic theory of the mind and its relation to his theological and scientific views. Other chapters cover the philosophical implications of his work in algebra, his place in the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, the structure of his physics, and his work on physiology and psychology.