A Companion to Rationalism (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy #129) (Paperback)

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By Alan Nelson (Editor)
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This is book number 129 in the Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series.


This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day.

  • Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers
  • Critically analyses the concept of rationalism
  • Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
  • Also covers ancient rationalism, nineteenth-century rationalism, and rationalist themes in recent thought
  • Organised chronologically
  • Various philosophical methods and viewpoints are represented

About the Author

Alan Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a leading scholar of the great philosophical systems of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has published widely on rationalism in the history of philosophy and in the philosophy of science.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781118360620
ISBN-10: 1118360621
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy