in Rationalism, Platonism and God

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Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264201
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734670 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy


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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the relation between the concepts of rationalism, Platonism, and God. This book is intended as a contribution to the exploration and exposition of the common ground of the great early modern rationalist theories. It examines contemplation and control in Cartesian philosophy and analyses the priority of the perfect in the philosophical theology of the continental rationalists. It also provides commentaries on the relevant theories of philosophers Rene Descartes, Baruch Spinoza, and Gottfried Leibniz.

Keywords: rationalism; Platonism; God; rationalist theories; Cartesian philosophy; philosophical theology; continental rationalists; Rene Descartes; Baruch Spinoza; Gottfried Leibniz

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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