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Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy

Mogens Laerke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser


Almost all philosophers agree that one cannot be properly trained in current philosophy without knowing something of the historical development of the discipline. Beyond acknowledging this requirement, however, there is very little agreement as to what kind of methodology to follow when approaching past philosophical texts and what relationship, exactly, the study of the history of philosophy should have to contemporary philosophy, to the history and philosophy of science, or to intellectual history. This volume takes a measure of the current range of views on this complicated issue. The contr ... More

Keywords: Methodology, early modern philosophy, history of philosophy, history of science, intellectual history

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199857142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mogens Laerke, editor
École Normale Supérieure and University of Aberdeen.

Justin E. H. Smith, editor
Concordia University

Eric Schliesser, editor
Ghent University

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