Pierre Bayle's Cartesian Metaphysics : Rediscovering Early Modern Philosophy (Hardcover)

Author: Ryan, Todd

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In his magnum opus, the Historical and Critical Dictionary (1697), Pierre Bayle engaged in a series of brilliant criticisms of the major philosophical positions of the 17th Century.

Through a careful analysis of Bayle''s critical encounters with the metaphysical systems of the modern philosophers, this book argues that despite his reputation as a skeptic Bayle was not without philosophical commitments. Unfortunately, this more positive facet of Bayle''s thought has been underappreciated by scholars of Early Modern philosophy. Thus there remains a genuine need for a detailed study of Bayle''s metaphysics and its relation to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth-century.

This impressive volume will be of interest to historians of philosophy and anyone interested by Bayle.

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Publisher Taylor & Francis
Mfg Part# 9780415770187
SKU 204083586
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0415770181
Release Date 7/6/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0238
Publisher Routledge
Series Part 11
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