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Pauline C. Westerman
This book focusses on conceptual shifts in the successive formulations of natural law theory by Aquinas, Suárez, Grotius, Pufendorf, and Finnis, and reveals the accumulation of problems, inherent in natural law and theory, which ultimately led to its demise.
This book casts new light on the intellectual and theological reactions to geological discoveries in early nineteenth-century England, showing how accepted views of the creation were transformed and how the works of philosophers, poets and novelists reflected this transformation.
Marc van der Poel
A study of the philosophical and theological thought of Henry Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim (1486-1535). It contains new perspectives on Agrippa's place in the world of humanism and offers a new approach to the interpretation of Renaissance declamations.
Edited by C. Berkvens-Stevelinck, J. Israel and G.H.M. Posthumus Meyjes
The fruit of a colloquium held in 1994 in the Netherlands, this collection of papers charts the emergence and vicissitudes of the concept of tolerance and its practical implications in the Dutch Republic, from the revolt against Spain in the sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century.
This study investigates hitherto unknown sources of Leibniz' thought in late scholasticism. It focusses on the idea of a "best of all possible worlds" and its origins in discussions about possibility, freedom and foreknowledge in the early modern period.
Edited by L.M. de Rijk
This edition of Giraldus Odonis' Logica for the first time gives access to an important and original treatise, which has unduly been neglected since the author's death. It is also important in that it gives evidence of interesting achievements in the field of logic outside the anti-metaphysical ...
This study in comparative social and political philosophy gives a well-argued account of how ideological and even utopian views are sociologically rooted and how this fact has been reflected in the social history of Asian countries like India and China and some Euro-American countries during the ...
This book uses Western philosophical tradition to make a case for a form of thinking properly associated with ancient China. It argues that Chinese thinking is concrete rather than formal and abstract, and this is gathered in a variety of ways under the metaphor “body thinking”.
Edited by S. Todd Lowry and Barry Gordon
13 scholars contribute to this survey of past discussions of the workings of economic structures and of justice in interpersonal relations, cultural institutions and the social order. They investigate the sources in each historic period from the world of the Old Testament and the ancient Greeks ...
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