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Jolley, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 37 works in 234 publications in 3 languages and 7,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: B2598, 193
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Jolley
Dialogues on metaphysics and on religion by Nicolas Malebranche( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malebranche's Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion is in many ways the best introduction to his thought, and provides the most systematic exposition of his philosophy as a whole. In it, he presents clear and comprehensive statements of his two best-known contributions to metaphysics and epistemology, namely, the doctrines of occasionalism and vision in God; he also states his views on such central issues as self-knowledge, the existence of the external world and the problem of theodicy. His skilful handling of the dialogue form enables the reader to see how he responds to objections made to his earlier work The Search after Truth. This edition presents a translation of the text which is clear, readable and more accurate than any of its predecessors, together with an introduction that analyses Malebranche's central teachings and explains the importance of the Dialogues in the context of seventeenth-century philosophy
The light of the soul : theories of ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes by Nicholas Jolley( )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Light of the Soul examines the debate between Leibniz Malebranche, and Descartes on the nature of ideas, which was crucial to the development of early modern thinking about the mind and knowledge
The Cambridge companion to Leibniz by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive account of the full range of Leibniz's thought
Leibniz by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was hailed as one of the supreme intellects of all time. A towering figure in seventeenth-century philosophy, his complex thought has been championed and satirized in equal measure, most famously in Voltaire's Candide. Jolley introduces Leibniz's theories of mind, knowledge, and innate ideas, showing how Leibniz anticipated the distinction between conscious and unconscious states, before examining his theory of free will and the problem of evil. An important feature of the book is its introduction to Leibniz's moral and political philosophy
Leibniz and Locke : a study of the New essays on human understanding by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and German and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first modern interpretation of Leibniz's comprehensive critique of Locke, the New Essays on Human Understanding. Arguing that the New Essays is controlled by the overriding purpose of refuting Locke's alleged materialism, Jolley establishes the metaphysical and theological motivation of the work on the basis of unpublished correspondence and manuscript material. He also shows the relevance of Leibniz's views to contemporary debates over innate ideas, personal identity, and natural kinds
Causality and mind : essays on early modern philosophy by Nicholas Jolley( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Causality and Mind presents seventeen of Nicholas Jolley's essays on early modern philosophy, which focus on two main themes. One theme is the continuing debate over the nature of causality in the period from Descartes to Hume. Jolley shows that, despite his revolutionary stance, Descartes did no serious re-thinking about causality; it was left to his unorthodox disciple Malebranche to argue that there is no place for natural causality in the new mechanistic picture of the physical world. Several essays explore critical reactions to Malebranche's occasionalism in the writings of Leibniz, Berkeley, and Hume, and show how in their different ways Leibniz and Hume respond to Malebranche by re-instating the traditional view that science is the search for causes. A second theme of the volume is the set of issues posed by Descartes' innovations in the philosophy of mind. It is argued that Malebranche is once again a pivotal figure. In opposition to Descartes Malebranche insists that ideas, the objects of thought, are not psychological but abstract entities; he thus opposes Descartes' 'dustbin theory of the mind'. Malebranche also challenges Descartes' assumption that intentionality is a mark of the mental and his commitment to the superiority of self-knowledge over knowledge of body. Other essays discuss the debate over innate ideas, Locke's polemics against Descartes' theory of mind, and the issue of Leibniz's phenomenalism. A major aim of the volume is to show that philosophers in the period are systematic critics of their contemporaries and predecessors."--Back cover
Locke : his philosophical thought by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toleration and understanding in Locke by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite recent advances in Locke scholarship, philosophers and political theorists have paid little attention to the relations among his three greatest works: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Two Treatises of Government, and Epistola de Tolerantia. Toleration and Understanding in Locke argues that these works are unified by a concern to promote the cause of religious toleration. Making extensive use of Locke's neglected replies to Proast, Nicholas Jolley shows how Locke draws on his epistemological principles to criticize religious persecution. Attention is paid to demonstrating the range of Locke's arguments for toleration and to defending them, where possible, against recent criticisms. The book also includes discussions of Locke's individualism about knowledge and belief, his critique of religious enthusiasm, his commitment to the minimal creed, and his teachings about natural law. Locke emerges as a rather systematic thinker whose arguments are highly relevant to modern debates about religious toleration. debates about religious toleration. -- Adapted from the dust jacket
Locke's touchy subjects : materialism and Immortality by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In seventeenth-century philosophy the mind-body problem and the nature of personal immortality were two of the most controversial and sensitive issues. Nicholas Jolley seeks to show that these issues are more prominent in Locke's philosophy than has been realized. He argues further that Locke takes up unorthodox positions in both cases. Although Locke's official stance on the mind-body problem is agnostic, in places he presents arguments that, taken together, amount to a significant case for a weak form of materialism. Locke also seeks to show that the solution to the mind-body problem is irrelevant to the issue of personal immortality: for Locke, such immortality is conceptually possible even if the same body is not resurrected at the Day of Judgment. Jolley throws new light on such central topics in 'An essay concerning human understanding' as substance and personal identity: he also pays close attention to such neglected topics as Locke's account of the status of animals and his polemic against the thesis that the mind always thinks. Throughout, the book examines Locke's arguments against the background of Descartes' views. Jolley argues that Locke's criticisms of Descartes are no mere defences of common sense against dogmatism; rather, they are controversial responses to some of the most challenging metaphysical and theological issues of his time."--
Leibniz by Nicholas Jolley( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malebranche: dialogues on metaphysics and on religion( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malebranche's Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion is in many ways the best introduction to his thought, and provides the most systematic exposition of his philosophy as a whole. In it, he presents clear and comprehensive statements of his two best-known contributions to metaphysics and epistemology, namely, the doctrines of occasionalism and vision in God; he also states his views on such central issues as self-knowledge, the existence of the external world and the problem of theodicy. His skilful handling of the dialogue form enables the reader to see how he responds to objections made to his earlier work The Search after Truth. This edition presents a translation of the text which is clear, readable and more accurate than any of its predecessors, together with an introduction that analyses Malebranche's central teachings and explains the importance of the Dialogues in the context of seventeenth-century philosophy
Locke by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of the soul theories of ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes by Nicholas Jolley( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Leibniz( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke : his political thought by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The examined life : are interpretations true? by Hanneke van Ravenswaay( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Asks how it is possible for us to interpret and understand each other. Is there a true or correct way of interpreting the meaning of what people say or write? Explores the views of Schleiermacher, Gadamer and Wittgenstein on language and meaning
Leibniz and Locke on essences by Nicholas Jolley( )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intellect and illumination in Malebranche by Nicholas Jolley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leibniz and occasionalism by Nicholas Jolley( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leibniz on Hobbes, Locke's 'Two treatises' and Sherlock's 'Case of allegiance' by Nicholas Jolley( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The light of the soul : theories of ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and DescartesThe Cambridge companion to LeibnizLeibnizLocke : his philosophical thoughtMalebranche: dialogues on metaphysics and on religionLockeThe light of the soul theories of ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and DescartesThe Cambridge companion to LeibnizLocke : his political thought
Languages
English (211)

German (2)

Chinese (1)