The Empiricists

Critical Essays on Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
Author: Margaret Atherton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847689132
Category: Philosophy
Page: 258
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A collection of essays on the work of John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume, designed to provide a deeper understanding of major issues raised in the empiricist tradition. It includes The Rationalist Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibnitz, edited by Derk Pereboom.

The Empiricists


Author: John Locke
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385096224
Category: Philosophy
Page: 517
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This volume includes the major works of the British Empiricists, philosophers who sought to derive all knowledge from experience. All essays are complete except that of Locke, which Professor Richard Taylor of Brown University has skillfully abridged.

The Empiricists

Locke: Concerning Human Understanding; Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge & 3 Dialogues; Hume: Concerning Human Understanding & Concerning Natural Religio
Author: John Locke,George Berkeley,David Hume
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307828980
Category: Philosophy
Page: 528
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The rise and fall of British Empiricism is philosophy's most dramatic example of pushing premises to their logical--and fatal--conclusions. Born in 1690 with the appearance of Locke's Essay, Empiricism flourished as the reigning school until 1739 when Hume's Treatise strangled it with its own cinctures after a period of Berkeley's optimistic idealism. The Empiricists collects the key writings on this important philosophy, perfect for those interested in learning about this movement with just one book.

Kant and the Empiricists

Understanding Understanding
Author: Wayne Waxman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198039433
Category: Philosophy
Page: 648
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Wayne Waxman here presents an ambitious and comprehensive attempt to link the philosophers of what are known as the British Empiricists--Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--to the philosophy of German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Much has been written about all these thinkers, who are among the most influential figures in the Western tradition. Waxman argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Kant is actually the culmination of the British empiricist program and that he shares their methodological assumptions and basic convictions about human thought and knowledge.

The Empiricists: A Guide for the Perplexed


Author: Laurence Carlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826490301
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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The Empiricists: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a clear and thorough guide to the key thinkers responsible for developing this central concept in the history of philosophy. The book focuses on the canonical figures of the empiricist movement, Locke, Berkeley and Hume, but also explores the contributions made by other key figures such as Bacon, Hobbes, Boyle and Newton. Laurence Carlin presents the views of these hugely influential thinkers in the context of the Scientific revolution, the intellectual movement in which they emerged, and explores in detail the philosophical issues that were central to their work. Specifically designed to meet the needs of students seeking a thorough understanding of the topic, this book is the ideal guide to a key concept in the history of philosophy.

The Empiricists


Author: R. S. Woolhouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192891884
Category: History
Page: 183
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This book sets the empiricists, such as Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, in their contemporary and cultural context, and highlights their significance in 20th-century thinking. It is the fifth in the History of Western Philosophy series.

God and the empiricists


Author: Harry R. Klocker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 173
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The empiricists

abridged by Richard Taylor
Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0385096224
Category: Empiricism
Page: 517
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An Inquiry into the Understanding pleasant and useful.--Since it is the understanding that sets man above the rest of sensible beings, and gives him all the advantage and dominion which he has over them; it is certainly a subject, even for its nobleness, worth our labour to inquire into. The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all other things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own object. But whatever be the difficulties that lie in the way of this inquiry; whatever it be that keeps us so much in the dark to ourselves; sure I am that all the light we can let in upon our minds, all the acquaintance we can make with our own understandings, will not only be very pleasant, but bring us great advantage, in directing our thoughts in the search of other things.

An Introduction to the History of Psychology


Author: B. Hergenhahn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495506214
Category: Psychology
Page: 752
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Dreams puzzled early man, Greek philosophers spun elaborate theories to explain human memory and perception, Descartes postulated that the brain was filled with animal spirits, and psychology was officially deemed a science in the 19th century. In this Fifth Edition, B.R. Hergenhahn demonstrates that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of psychology for hundreds-or even thousands-of years. The book’s numerous photographs and pedagogical devices, along with its biographical material on key figures in psychology, engage students and facilitate their understanding of each chapter Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Philosophy of Human Learning


Author: Christopher Winch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134717822
Category: Education
Page: 232
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The Philosophy of Human Learning addresses current concerns with the nature of human learning from a distinctive philosophical perspective. Using insights derived from the work of Wittgenstein, it mounts a vigorous attack on influential contemporary accounts of learning, both in the 'romantic' Rousseauian tradition and in the 'scientific' cognotivist tradition. These two schools, Professor Winch argues, are more closely related than is commonly realised.

The Houses of History

A Critical Reader in Twentieth-century History and Theory
Author: Anna Green,Kathleen Troup
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052552
Category: Historians
Page: 338
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The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians. Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

The Origin of Concepts


Author: Susan Carey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887918
Category: Psychology
Page: 608
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Only human beings have a rich conceptual repertoire with concepts like tort, entropy, Abelian group, mannerism, icon and deconstruction. How have humans constructed these concepts? And once they have been constructed by adults, how do children acquire them? While primarily focusing on the second question, in The Origin of Concepts , Susan Carey shows that the answers to both overlap substantially. Carey begins by characterizing the innate starting point for conceptual development, namely systems of core cognition. Representations of core cognition are the output of dedicated input analyzers, as with perceptual representations, but these core representations differ from perceptual representations in having more abstract contents and richer functional roles. Carey argues that the key to understanding cognitive development lies in recognizing conceptual discontinuities in which new representational systems emerge that have more expressive power than core cognition and are also incommensurate with core cognition and other earlier representational systems. Finally, Carey fleshes out Quinian bootstrapping, a learning mechanism that has been repeatedly sketched in the literature on the history and philosophy of science. She demonstrates that Quinian bootstrapping is a major mechanism in the construction of new representational resources over the course of childrens cognitive development. Carey shows how developmental cognitive science resolves aspects of long-standing philosophical debates about the existence, nature, content, and format of innate knowledge. She also shows that understanding the processes of conceptual development in children illuminates the historical process by which concepts are constructed, and transforms the way we think about philosophical problems about the nature of concepts and the relations between language and thought.

British Empiricism and American Pragmatism

New Directions and Neglected Arguments
Author: Robert J. Roth
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823213924
Category: Philosophy
Page: 205
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This volume contributes to the remarkable resurgence in interest for American pragmatism and its proponents, William James, C. S. Peirce, and John Dewey, by focusing on the influence of British empiricism, especially the philosophies of Locke and Hume, and the sharp differences between the two traditions. It is Roth's contention that American pragmatism, sometimes called America's first "indigenous" philosophy, has something significant to say philosophically, not only for America, but for the world. Hereto, the lines of development and divergence between British empiricism and American pragmatism have not been sufficiently developed.

Kant's Theory of Knowledge

An Analytical Introduction
Author: Georges Dicker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198034933
Category: Philosophy
Page: 280
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The Critique of Pure Reason is Kant's acknowledged masterpiece, in which he tackles the question of how we can possibly have knowledge that does not rest on experience (a priori knowledge). The first half of the Critique advances a constructive theory of human cognition and defends the possibility of human knowledge against the skeptical empiricism of Hume. These sections of the Critique are difficult for beginners and for advanced students alike. While there exist many scholarly works discussing the Critique on an advanced level, this book is explicitly designed to be read alongside the text by first-time readers of Kant. Dicker makes Kant's views and arguments as accessible as possible without oversimplifying them, and synthesizes the views of contemporary scholars. Kant's Theory of Knowledge will be useful to both undergraduate and graduate students struggling with this notoriously difficult yet deeply influential thinker.

The British Empiricists


Author: Stephen Priest
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134248326
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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The Empiricists represent the central tradition in British philosophy as well as some of the most important and influential thinkers in human history. Their ideas paved the way for modern thought from politics to science, ethics to religion. The British Empiricists is a wonderfully clear and concise introduction to the lives, careers and views of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Mill, Russell, and Ayer. Stephen Priest examines each philosopher and their views on a wide range of topics including mind and matter, ethics and emotions, freedom and the physical world, language, truth and logic. The book is usefully arranged so that it can be read by thinker or by topic, or as a history of key philosophical problems and equips the reader to: recognize and practice philosophical thinking understand the methods of solving philosophical problems used by the British Empiricists appreciate the role of empiricism in the history of Western philosophy. For any student new to philosophy, Western philosophy or the British Empiricists, this masterly survey offers an accessible engaging introduction.

No Accident, Comrade

Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives
Author: Steven Belletto
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199826889
Category: History
Page: 206
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Presents an examination of American novels and nonfiction texts, published between 1947 and 2005, that looks at the concept of chance and how it was denied in the Soviet Union.

Controversy in Marketing Theory

For Reason, Realism, Truth, and Objectivity
Author: Shelby Hunt
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765640147
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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In this book distinguished theorist and author Shelby D. Hunt analyzes the major controversies in the "philosophy debates" raging throughout the field of marketing. Using an historical approach, Hunt argues against relativism and for scientific realism as a philosophy for guiding marketing research and theory. He also shows how the pursuit of truth and objectivity in marketing research are both possible and desirable. Specific controversies analyzed in the book include: Does positivism dominate marketing research? Does positivism imply quantitive methods? Is relativism an appropriate foundation for marketing research? Does relativism imply pluralism, tolerance, and openness? Should marketing pursue the goal of objective research? An ideal companion to Hunt's classic text, Foundations of Marketing Theory, this volume will be equally useful on its own in any graduate level course on marketing theory.

Herophilus: The Art of Medicine in Early Alexandria

Edition, Translation and Essays
Author: Heinrich von Staden,Herophilus,Herophilus Chalcedonius
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521236461
Category: Medical
Page: 666
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Herophilus, a contemporary of Euclid, practiced medicine in Alexandria in the third century B.C., and seems to have been the first Western scientist to dissect the human body. He made especially impressive contributions to many branches of anatomy. Von Staden assembles the fragmentary evidence concerning one of the more important scientists of ancient Greece.