A History of Philosophy [Vol IV] - download pdf or read online

By Frederick Charles Copleston

ISBN-10: 0385468431

ISBN-13: 9780385468435

ISBN-10: 038546844X

ISBN-13: 9780385468442

ISBN-10: 0385468458

ISBN-13: 9780385468459

ISBN-10: 038547041X

ISBN-13: 9780385470414

ISBN-10: 0385470428

ISBN-13: 9780385470421

ISBN-10: 0385470436

ISBN-13: 9780385470438

ISBN-10: 0385470444

ISBN-13: 9780385470445

ISBN-10: 0385470452

ISBN-13: 9780385470452

ISBN-10: 0385470460

ISBN-13: 9780385470469

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Philosophy [Vol IV] PDF

Best social philosophy books

Download e-book for iPad: The Self-Evolving Cosmos: A Phenomenological Approach to by Steven M. Rosen

This precise e-book deals an unique state of mind approximately of the main major difficulties confronting smooth theoretical physics: the unification of the forces of nature and the evolution of the universe. In bringing out the inadequacies of the existing method of those questions, the writer demonstrates the necessity for greater than only a new idea.

Christianopolis by J. V. Andreae (auth.) PDF

Johann Valentin Andrere (1586-1654) was once a multi-faceted made of overdue­ Reformation Germany. A theologian who was once firmly devoted to the Lutheran confession, he might but see very c1early the issues in his church and argue for his or her reform; with no being an ecumenicist within the smooth experience, he but sought after many facets of the society he saw in Calvinist Geneva, and he acknowledged the exceptional advantage of person Catholic students.

John R. Ehrenberg's Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea PDF

Within the absence of noble public ambitions, well-liked leaders, and compelling matters, many warn of a deadly erosion of civil society. Are they correct? What are the roots and implications in their insistent alarm? How can public lifestyles be enriched in a interval marked through fraying groups, common apathy, and unparalleled degrees of contempt for politics?

Extra resources for A History of Philosophy [Vol IV]

Sample text

Prefatory Letter; A. , IX n, 2. , Prefatory Letter; A. , IX B, 14. , Prefatory Letter; A. , IX 5, 3. '5. : A. , X, 496. , IX B,I5. , VI, 70. A HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY -IV DESCARTES (I) Secondly, he was resolved to avoid that confusion of the clear and evident with what is conjectural or at best only probable of which he accused the Scholastics. For him there was only one kind of knowledge worthy of the name, certain knowledge. Thirdly, Descartes was determined to attain and work with clear and distinct ideas and not, as he accused the Scholastics of sometimes doing, to use terms without any clear meaning or possibly without any meaning at all.

Political obligation cannot be derived from expressed consent; for we acknowledge this obligation even when there is no evidence at all of any compact or agreement. It is founded rather on a sense of self-interest. Through experience men come to feel what is for their interest and they act in certain ways without making any explicit agreements to do so. Political society and civic obedience can be justified on purely utilitarian grounds without the need of having recourse either to philosophical fictions like that of the social compact or to eternal and self-evident truths.

The Principles of Philosophy was published in Latin in 1644. It was translated into French by the Abbe Claude Picot, and this translation, after having been read by Descartes, was published in 1647, being prefaced by a letter from the author to the translator in which the plan of the work is explained. The treatise entitled The Passions of the Soul (1649) was written in French and published, more, it appears, owing to the entreaties of friends than to the author's own desire, shortly before Descartes' death.

Download PDF sample

A History of Philosophy [Vol IV] by Frederick Charles Copleston

by John

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 47 votes