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Moral Philosophy from Montaigne to Kant - J. B. Schneewind

Moral Philosophy from Montaigne to Kant

By: J. B. Schneewind (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd March 2003
ISBN: 9780521003049
Number Of Pages: 696

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This anthology contains excerpts from some thirty-two important seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral philosophers. Including a substantial introduction and extensive bibliographies, the anthology facilitates the study and teaching of early modern moral philosophy in its crucial formative period. As well as well-known thinkers such as Hobbes, Hume, and Kant, there are excerpts from a wide range of philosophers never previously assembled in one text, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Nicole, Clarke, Leibniz, Malebranche, Holbach and Paley. Originally issued as a two-volume edition in 1990, the anthology is now re-issued with a new foreword by Professor Schneewind, as a one-volume anthology to serve as a companion to his highly successful history of modern ethics, The Invention of Autonomy. The anthology provides many of the sources discussed in The Invention of Autonomy and taken together the two volumes will be an invaluable resource for the teaching of the history of modern moral philosophy.

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Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Foreword to the One-Volume Reprintp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Aims of the Anthologyp. 1
European Religious Controversiesp. 3
Saint Augustine and Saint Thomasp. 4
Luther and Calvinp. 7
Stoicism and Epicureanismp. 10
Skepticismp. 13
The Classical Republicp. 14
Montaigne's Two Attitudesp. 16
General Problems for Moral Philosophyp. 18
Reworking Natural Lawp. 21
Intellect and Moralityp. 23
Epicureans and Egoistsp. 24
Autonomy and Responsibilityp. 26
Conclusionp. 29
Notesp. 30
Bibliographyp. 32
Prolegomena: Some Questions Raised
Michel de Montaignep. 37
Introductionp. 37
Apology for Raymond Sebondp. 38
Of Repentancep. 45
Of Vanityp. 55
Of Physiognomyp. 56
Of Experiencep. 59
Editor's Notesp. 62
Further Readingp. 62
Reworking Natural Law
Francisco Suarezp. 67
Introductionp. 67
On Law and God the Lawgiverp. 68
Editor's Notesp. 86
Further Readingp. 86
Hugo Grotiusp. 88
Introductionp. 88
On the Law of War and Peacep. 90
Editor's Notesp. 109
Further Readingp. 110
Thomas Hobbesp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Societyp. 112
Editor's Notesp. 136
Further Readingp. 136
Richard Cumberlandp. 138
Introductionp. 138
A Treatise of the Laws of Naturep. 140
Editor's Notesp. 154
Further Readingp. 155
Samuel Pufendorfp. 156
Introductionp. 156
On the Duty of Man and Citizenp. 158
The Law of Nature and of Nationsp. 170
Editor's Notesp. 181
Further Readingp. 182
John Lockep. 183
Introductionp. 183
An Essay Concerning Human Understandingp. 184
The Reasonableness of Christianityp. 194
Editor's Notesp. 197
Further Readingp. 197
Intellect and Morality
Guillaume Du Vairp. 201
Introductionp. 201
The Moral Philosophy of the Stoicsp. 202
Editor's Notesp. 215
Further Readingp. 215
Rene Descartesp. 216
Introductionp. 216
Discourse on Methodp. 218
Principles of Philosophyp. 221
Correspondence with Princess Elizabeth and Queen Christinap. 224
Replies to Objectionsp. 233
Editor's Notesp. 235
Further Readingp. 235
Benedict de Spinozap. 237
Introductionp. 237
A Treatise on Religion and Politicsp. 239
Ethicsp. 246
Editor's Notesp. 254
Further Readingp. 255
Nicholas Malebranchep. 256
Introductionp. 256
Treatise of Moralityp. 258
Editor's Notesp. 273
Further Readingp. 273
Ralph Cudworthp. 275
Introductionp. 275
A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Moralityp. 277
Editor's Notesp. 290
Further Readingp. 291
Samuel Clarkep. 293
Introductionp. 293
A Discourse Concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religionp. 295
Editor's Notesp. 311
Further Readingp. 312
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizp. 313
Introductionp. 313
The Principles of Nature and of Grace, Based on Reasonp. 315
On Wisdomp. 318
Felicityp. 320
Meditation on the Common Concept of Justicep. 322
Codex iuris gentium (Praefatio)p. 324
The Principles of Pufendorfp. 327
Editor's Notesp. 329
Further Readingp. 330
Christian Wolffp. 331
Introductionp. 331
Reasonable Thoughts About the Actions of Men, for the Promotion of Their Happinessp. 333
Editor's Notesp. 348
Further Readingp. 350
Epicureans and Egoists
Pierre Gassendip. 353
Introductionp. 353
Three Discourses of Happiness, Virtue, and Libertyp. 355
Editor's Notesp. 366
Further Readingp. 367
Pierre Nicolep. 369
Introductionp. 369
Of Charity and Self-Lovep. 370
Editor's Notesp. 387
Further Readingp. 387
Bernard Mandevillep. 388
Introductionp. 388
The Fable of the Beesp. 390
An Enquiry into the Origin of Honourp. 396
Editor's Notesp. 398
Further Readingp. 398
John Gayp. 399
Introductionp. 399
Concerning the Fundamental Principle of Virtue or Moralityp. 400
Editor's Notesp. 413
Further Readingp. 413
Claude Adrien Helvetiusp. 414
Introductionp. 414
On the Mindp. 416
Editor's Notesp. 429
Further Readingp. 430
Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbachp. 431
Introductionp. 431
Universal Morality; or, The Duties of Man, Founded on Naturep. 432
System of Naturep. 437
Editor's Notep. 445
Further Readingp. 445
William Paleyp. 446
Introductionp. 446
Moral and Political Philosophyp. 447
Editor's Notesp. 458
Further Readingp. 458
Jeremy Benthamp. 460
Introductionp. 460
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislationp. 462
Theory of Legislationp. 475
Editor's Notesp. 479
Further Readingp. 479
Autonomy and Responsibility
The Earl of Shaftesburyp. 483
Introductionp. 483
Sensus communis: An Essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humourp. 485
Soliloquy; or, Advice to an Authorp. 486
An Inquiry Concerning Virtue or Meritp. 488
Editor's Notesp. 501
Further Readingp. 501
Francis Hutchesonp. 503
Introductionp. 503
An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtuep. 505
Editor's Notesp. 523
Further Readingp. 524
Joseph Butlerp. 525
Introductionp. 525
Sermonsp. 527
Dissertation on Virtuep. 542
Editor's Notesp. 543
Further Readingp. 544
David Humep. 545
Introductionp. 545
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Moralsp. 547
Editor's Notesp. 566
Further Readingp. 566
Christian August Crusiusp. 568
Introductionp. 568
Guide to Rational Livingp. 569
Editor's Notesp. 585
Further Readingp. 585
Richard Pricep. 586
Introductionp. 586
A Review of the Principal Questions in Moralsp. 588
Editor's Notesp. 603
Further Readingp. 603
Jean-Jacques Rousseaup. 605
Introductionp. 605
Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Menp. 607
On the Social Contractp. 615
Emilep. 623
Editor's Notesp. 628
Further Readingp. 629
Thomas Reidp. 630
Introductionp. 630
Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mindp. 632
Editor's Notesp. 640
Further Readingp. 650
Immanuel Kantp. 651
Introductionp. 651
Lectures of Mr. Kant on the Metaphysics of Moralsp. 653
Editor's Notesp. 662
Further Readingp. 664
Supplemental Bibliographyp. 665
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ISBN: 9780521003049
ISBN-10: 0521003040
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 3rd March 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.04