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Scientia and inductio scientifica in the Logica Hamburgensis of Joachim Jungius

Clucas, Stephen (2010) Scientia and inductio scientifica in the Logica Hamburgensis of Joachim Jungius. In: Sorell, T. and Kraye, J. and Rogers, G.A.J. (eds.) Scientia in Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth-Century Thinkers on Demonstrative Knowledge from First Principles. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 24. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 53-70. ISBN 9789048130764.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3077-1

Abstract

Book synopsis: Scientia is the term that early modern philosophers applied to a certain kind of demonstrative knowledge, the kind whose starting points were appropriate first principles. In pre-modern philosophy, too, scientia was the name for demonstrative knowledge from first principles. But pre-modern and early modern conceptions differ systematically from one another. This book offers a variety of glimpses of this difference by exploring the works of individual philosophers as well as philosophical movements and groupings of the period. Some of the figures are transitional, falling neatly on neither side of the allegiances usually marked by the scholastic/modern distinction. Among the philosophers whose views on scientia are surveyed are Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Gassendi, Locke, and Jungius. The contributors are among the best-known and most influential historians of early modern philosophy.

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School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
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Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2011 14:36
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2014 17:14
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1592

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