Book ID: CBB669076606

Empiricist Theories of Space: Space and Experience in Early Modern Philosophy (2020)


Berchielli, Laura (Author)

Springer Nature

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 223
Language: English

This book explores the notions of space and extension of major early modern empiricist philosophers, especially Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Condillac. While space is a central and challenging issue for early modern empiricists, literature on this topic is sparse. This collection shows the diversity and problematic unity of empiricist views of space. Despite their common attention to the content of sensorial experience and to the analytical method, empiricist theories of space vary widely both in the way of approaching the issue and in the result of their investigation. However, by recasting the questions and examining the conceptual shifts, we see the emergence of a programmatic core, common to what the authors discuss. The introductory chapter describes this variety and its common core. The other contributions provide more specific perspectives on the issue of space within the philosophical literature. This book offers a unique overview of the early modern understanding of these issues, of interest to historians of early modern philosophy, historians and philosophers of science, historians of ideas, and all readers who want to expand their knowledge of the empiricist tradition.

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Authors & Contributors
Boccaccini, Federico
Mikulski, Krzysztof
Silva, Carmen
Toledo Marín, Leonel
Herrera-Balboa, Samuel
Winegar, Reed
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Journal of the History of Ideas
Foundations of Science
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Oxford University Press
Nicolaus Copernicus University Press
Harvard University Press
Carocci Editore
Philosophy of science
Natural philosophy
Methodology of science; scientific method
Spatial analysis; space
Locke, John
Hume, David
Descartes, René
Berkeley, George
Newton, Isaac
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Time Periods
Early modern
17th century
18th century
20th century

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