The Third Force in Seventeenth-Century Thought

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This volume consists of more than twenty articles by Richard H. Popkin on the history of modern philosophy, written between 1980 and 1990, including several not published before this.
The topics covered in these studies range over religious and theological influences in modern philosophy, further material in the history of scepticism dealing with Hobbes, Henry More and Pascal, as well as Moritz Schlick, new findings about Spinoza, pre-Adamism, Ralph Cudworth, Isaac Newton's religious views, 18th century racism, and the liberalism of Condorcet.

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Richard H. Popkin is presently Professor Emeritus, Washington University, St. Louis and Adjunct Professor History and Philosophy at UCLA. Recent publications:Isaac La Peyrère, his Life, his Work, his Influence (Brill, 1987); Millenarianism and Thought 1650-1800, (Brill, ed. 1988), and Menasseh ben Israel and his World (Brill, ed. with Y. Kaplan and H. Mechoulan, 1989).
"Dans ce très riche ensemble, le lecteur trouvera de multiples analyses et informations, ainsi que des vues parfois stimulantes, sur des auteurs et des configurations philosophiques et idéologiques que R. Popkin étudie avec une attentive érudition et le souci de tracer de larges perspectives, à partir de son thème de prédilection."
Chantal Grell, Revue de Synthèse, 1995.
Scholars and advanced students of the history of modern philosophy.
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