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Woolhouse, R. S.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 364 publications in 5 languages and 10,514 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Bibliography  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B1290, 121
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Most widely held works by R. S Woolhouse
Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz : the concept of substance in seventeenth-century metaphysics by R. S Woolhouse( )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces student to the three major figures of modern philosophy known as the rationalists. It is not for complete beginners, but it is an accessible account of their thought. By concerning itself with metaphysics, and in particular substance, the book relates an important historical debate largely neglected by the contemporary debates in the once again popular area of traditional metaphysics. in philosophy. (Do Not USE)
Locke : a biography by R. S Woolhouse( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first comprehensive biography in half a century of John Locke. Against a historical background of the English Civil War, religious intolerance and bigotry, anti-Government struggles and plots, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Roger Woolhouse interweaves the events of Locke's rather varied life with detailed expositions of his developing ideas in medicine, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and economics. Chronologically systemic in its coverage, this volume offers an account and explanation of Locke's ideas and their reception, while entering at large into the details of his private life of intimate friendships and warm companionship, and of the increasingly visible public life into which, despite himself, he was drawn - Oxford tutor, associate of Shaftesbury, dutiful civil servant."--Jacket
Starting with Leibniz by R. S Woolhouse( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Leibniz was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century and, alongside Descartes and Spinoza, one of the three great Rationalist thinkers. Covering the key concepts of his work, this book provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker
Philosophical texts by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering an invaluable introduction to Leibniz's philosophy, this volume collects many of his most important texts, beginning with the Discourse on Metaphysics (1686), which marks the beginning of maturity in his ideas, and ending with the Monadology (1714), which was written in response to requests for a systematic, organized account of his overall philosophy. Also included in this volume are critical reactions to Leibniz's work by his contemporaries (Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Bayle, and Simon Foucher), together with Leibniz's responses. All the texts are newly translated into English for this edition, and each is preceded by a summary explaining its background, structure, and content
The empiricists by R. S Woolhouse( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'One of the great historic controversies in philosophy' was how Bertrand Russell described the ideological conflict between rationalists and empiricists -- the conflict between reason and experience as sources of knowledge and ideas. Yet in this study of the empiricists R.S. Woolhouse is not so much concerned to justify these conventional labels as to set forth the dominant philosophical ideas and let those ideas speak for themselves. Setting the empiricist philosophers in their contemporary cultural context the author examines their various approaches to philosophy. He concentrates primarily on the major figures ... but also discusses the unjustly neglected French philosopher Pierre Gassendi and devotes a chapter to the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, which was founded in the 1660s. While focusing on their contribution to the 'new philosophy' of the seventeenth century, which was primarily concerned with the nature of knowledge and science, he also highlights the moral and political aspects of their work and emphasizes the significance of their ideas to twentieth-century thinking"--Back cover
Locke's philosophy of science and knowledge; a consideration of some aspects of An essay concerning human understanding by R. S Woolhouse( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz, metaphysics and philosophy of science by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

80 years of Locke scholarship : a bibliographical guide by Roland Hall( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690, John Locke (1632-1704) provides a complete account of how we acquire everyday, mathematical, natural scientific, religious and ethical knowledge. Rejecting the theory that some knowledge is innate in us, Locke argues that it derives from sense perceptions and experience, as analysed and developed by reason. While defending these central claims with vigorous common sense, Locke offers many incidental - and highly influential - reflections on space and time, meaning, free will and personal identity. The result is a powerful, pioneering work, which, together with Descartes's works, largely set the agenda for modern philosophy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. --Publisher
Leibniz's 'New system' and associated contemporary texts by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woolhouse and Francks's new English edition gives the only full representation of this debate, and will therefore be essential reading for anyone who wishes to gain a proper understanding of Leibniz's philosophy and its intellectual context. As Leibniz himself said, 'he who knows only what I have published does not know me'. All the texts are newly translated and extensively annotated; many appear in English for the first time
The principles of human knowledge, and Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether viewed as extreme skepticism or enlightened common sense, the writings of Berkeley are a major influence on modern philosophy. Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753) was one of the great British empirical philosophers. He believed that the existence of material objects depends on their being perceived and The Principles of Human Knowledge sets out this denial of non-mental material reality. At first his views were unfavorably received by the London intelligentsia, and the entertaining Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous are a clarification of the Realist argument and a response to accusations of atheism and skepticism. In the nineteenth century John Stuart Mill wrote that he considered Berkeley's work to be of 'greatest philosophic genius,' and it is true to say that its Immaterialism has influenced many recent philosophers
Metaphysics and philosophy of science in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries : essays in honour of Gerd Buchdahl by R. S Woolhouse( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : critical assessments( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz's new system (1695)( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by R. S Woolhouse( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this collection have been written for Gerd Buchdahl, by colleagues, students and friends, and are self-standing pieces of original research which have as their main concern the metaphysics and philosophy of science of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They focus on issues about the development of philosophical and scientific thought which are raised by or in the work of such as Bernoulli, Descartes, Galileo, Kant, Leibniz, Maclaurin, Priestly, Schelling, Vico. Apart from the initial bio-bibliographical piece and those by Robert Butts and Michael Power, they do not discuss Buchdahl or his ideas in any systematic, lengthy, or detailed way. But they are collected under a title which alludes to the book, Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science: The Classical Origins, Descartes to Kant (1969), which is central in the corpus of his work, and deal with the period and some of the topics with which that book deals
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz critical Assessments sufficient reason, truth, and necessity( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : critical assessments( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz : critical assessments( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empiricists by R. S Woolhouse( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz : the concept of substance in seventeenth-century metaphysics by R. S Woolhouse( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz : the concept of substance in seventeenth-century metaphysics Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz : the concept of substance in seventeenth-century metaphysics
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Locke : a biographyStarting with LeibnizPhilosophical textsThe empiricistsLocke's philosophy of science and knowledge; a consideration of some aspects of An essay concerning human understandingAn essay concerning human understandingLeibniz's 'New system' and associated contemporary textsThe principles of human knowledge, and Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
Alternative Names
Woolhouse R. S.

Woolhouse, R. S. 1940-2011

Woolhouse Roger

Woolhouse, Roger 1940-

Woolhouse, Roger 1940-2011

Woolhouse, Roger S.

Woolhouse, Roger Stuart

Woolhouse, Roger Stuart 1940-

Woolhouse, Roger Stuart 1940-2011

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