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Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophy

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Gassendi's life and times; 2. Gassendi's philosophical opponents; 3. Skepticism, perception and the truth of the appearances; 4. Cognition, knowledge and the theory of signs; 5. Space and time; 6. Atoms and causes; 7. Bodies and motion; 8. Generation, life and the corporeal soul; 9. The metaphysics of body; 10. Faith, reason and the immaterial soul.

About the Author

Antonia LoLordo is Assistant Professor in the Corcoran Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia.


Review of the hardback: 'This is a sympathetic and engaging account of a thinker who, like many philosophical midwives of the modern age, still has much to teach us.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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