Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy

2014.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mogens Lærke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early
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2014.10.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mogens Lærke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser (eds.), Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 362pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199857166. Reviewed by Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania The history of philosophy became a recognized subdiscipline of philosophy in the eighteenth century. The first half of the twentieth century saw excellent historically sensitive work in history of philosophy, by Edwin A. Burtt, N. K. Smith, Arthur O. Lovejoy, S. V. Keeling, and many others. Following a nadir in, at least, the prominence of historical work in the collective philosophical consciousness during the 1960s in the United States (and perhaps one or two preceding decades in England), interest increased in the history of philosophy and its historiography. This interest was expressed in conferences, edited volumes, and individual. . .

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