A Companion to Rationalism

A Companion to Rationalism

Editor(s): Alan Nelson

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405109093

Online ISBN: 9780470996904

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996904

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Core of Rationalism

  2. Part II: The Historical Background

  3. Part III: The Heyday of Rationalism

  4. Part IV: Rationalist Themes in Contemporary Philosophy

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