British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century

2016.01.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Hutton, British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2015, 286pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.01.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Hutton, British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2015, 286pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199586110. Reviewed by Benjamin Hill, The University of Western Ontario This book is the latest instalment in The Oxford History of Philosophy series. The series is supposed to weave together a new history of philosophy based on contextualist treatments of the ideas, arguments, and figures animating a specific place and time. At first hearing, it sounds exciting. Contextualist techniques and approaches have become prominent over the past twenty years. They have proved quite fruitful and illuminating and have opened important new pathways across well-trod texts and figures. Indeed, much of the progress recently made in understanding the development of philosophy is due to the adoption of contextualist techniques and approaches. However, a common criticism of contextualist history of. . .

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