Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant): Introduction
Barber (Kenneth F.)
Source: Barber (Kenneth F.) & Gracia (Jorge J.E.) - Individuation and Identity in Early Modern Philosophy (Descartes to Kant), 1994, Introduction: pp. 1-11
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Philosophers Index Abstract

    This book contains ten articles on the problems of individuation1 and identity in the early modern period. Major philosophers discussed included Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Wolff, and Kant. In addition, the contributions of minor Cartesians, especially Regis and Desgabets, are discussed in a separate chapter. This book is the first to concentrate on the problems of individuation2 and identity in early modern philosophy and to trace their philosophical development though the period in a coherent way.
Book Contents
  1. Thomas Lennon – The Problem of Individuation3 among the Cartesians
  2. Emily Grosholz – Descartes and the Individuation4 of Physical Objects
  3. Daisie Radner – Malebranche and the individuation5 of Perceptual Objects
  4. Don Garrett – Spinoza’s Theory of Metaphysical Individuation6
  5. Martha Brandt Bolton7 – Locke on Identity: The Scheme of Simple and Compound Things
  6. Daniel Flage – Berkeley, Individuation8, and Physical Objects
  7. Fred Wilson9 – Substance and Self in Locke and Hume
  8. Laurence McCullough10 - Leibniz’s Principle of Individuation11 in His Disputatio metaphysica de principio individui of 1663
  9. Jorge Gracia – Christian Wolff on Individuation12
  10. Michael Radner – Substance and Phenomenal Substance: Kant’s individuation13 of Things in Themselves and Appearances



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 7: See "Bolton (Martha Brandt) - Locke on Identity: The Scheme of Simple and Compound Things".

Footnote 9: See "Wilson (Fred) - Substance and Self in Locke and Hume".

Footnote 10: See "McCullough (Laurence) - Leibniz’s Principle of Individuation in His Disputatio metaphysica de principio individui of 1663".


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