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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / b. Seventeenth century philosophy

[overview of philosophy from 1601 to 1700]

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Hobbes created English-language philosophy [Hobbes, by Tuck]
Leibniz aims to give coherent rational support for empiricism [Leibniz, by Perkins]
Gassendi is the first great empiricist philosopher [Hacking]
Most philosophers start with reality and then examine knowledge; Descartes put the study of knowledge first [Lehrer]
Philosophy could easily have died in 17th century, if it weren't for Descartes [Pasnau]
The 17th century is a metaphysical train wreck [Pasnau]