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New Essays on the Rationalists

Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann


This anthology presents recent writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. All of the essays were written especially for this volume, and many of them grew out of a 1995 NEH summer seminar on the Rationalists hosted by Jonathan Bennett at Syracuse University. The collection is divided into three parts: “Matter and Substance,” “Freedom and Necessity,” and “Mind and Consciousness.” Essays include those written by Jonathan Bennett, J. A. Cover, Edwin Curley, Michael Della Rocca, Don Garrett, Stephen Voss, Catherine Wilson, and Margaret D. Wilson. Some specific topics include Descartes's concepti ... More

Keywords: consciousness, Descartes, enlightenment, freedom, Rocco Gennaro, history of philosophy, Charles Huenemann, Leibniz, matter, mind, necessity, philosophy, rationalists, Spinoza, substance

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195165411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rocco J. Gennaro, editor
Indiana State University, Terre Haute
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Charles Huenemann, editor
Utah State University
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