A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy


A spouse to Early sleek Philosophy is a complete advisor to the main major philosophers and philosophical ideas of 17th- and eighteenth-century Europe.

  • Provides a entire advisor to all of the very important smooth philosophers and sleek philosophical movements.
  • Spans a variety of philosophical parts and difficulties, together with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of technology, ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics.
  • Written through top students within the field.
  • Represents the main up to date learn within the heritage of early sleek philosophy.
  • Serves as an outstanding complement to fundamental readings.

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