What Does History Matter to the History of Philosophy?

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Abstract

Contrary to most modern interpretations, in the early modern period, history was an indispensable resource for many philosophers. The different uses of history by Bacon, Gassendi, Locke, and Hume are explored to establish the role of history as a resource in early-modern philosophy.

What Does History Matter to the History of Philosophy?

in Journal of the Philosophy of History

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See Stephen Gaukroger‘The Ten Modes of Aenesidemus and the Myth of Ancient Scepticism,’ British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (1995) 371–87.

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See CareyLocke Shaftesbury and Hutcheson92–7.

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On Voltaire see PocockBarbarism and Religionii. 107.

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HumeEssays and Treatisesii. 401–14 (Natural History Sect. I to III).

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