Sökning: "Early Modern Philosophy"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 54 avhandlingar innehållade orden Early Modern Philosophy.
1. Politics and Truth : Heidegger, Arendt and the Modern Political Lie
Sammanfattning : In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary named “post-truth” the word of the year. In the ongoing debate about post-truth it is generally assumed that facts and truth have ceased to be relevant to politics. LÄS MER
2. Scientifically Minded : Science, the Subject and Kant’s Critical Philosophy
Sammanfattning : Modern philosophy is often seen as characterized by a shift of focus from the things themselves to our knowledge of them, i.e., by a turn to the subject and subjectivity. LÄS MER
3. Leibniz on Agency and Force
Sammanfattning : This is a study of Leibniz’s theory of agency – his theory of the nature of causal powers and agents. Leibniz develops his view against the background of an Aristotelian conception of agency. The latter was rejected by many early modern philosophers in the wake of the mechanist conception of the natural world. LÄS MER
4. 'Nisi temere agat' : Francisco Suárez on Final Causes and Final Causation
Sammanfattning : The main thesis of this dissertation is that final causes are beings of reason (‘entia rationis’) in the philosophy of Francisco Suárez (1547-1617). The rejection of final causes is often seen as one of the hallmarks of Early Modern philosophy, marking the transition from an earlier Aristotelian tradition. LÄS MER
5. Spinoza on Ethical Cultivation : An Analysis of Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Early Modern Cultura Animi
Sammanfattning : This dissertation concerns Benedict Spinoza’s (1632–1677) account of ethical life, emphasising the role of techniques and exercises for achieving greater power to control one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions. The study aims to show that Spinoza offers a much more coherent and ambitious ethical theory than what is commonly acknowledged, involving both theoretical and practical considerations. LÄS MER