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Classical Cognition

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Plato (360 BC)

Aristotle (350 BC) Lucretius (50 BC). On the Nature of Things. Tr. William Ellery Leonard.

Galen (170). On the Natural Faculties (Eris).Tr. Arthur John Brock.

Plotinus (250). The Six Enneads. Tr. Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page.

The Mechanical Philosophy from Bacon to Boyle

Bacon, Francis (1620). Novum Organum.

Galilei, Galileo (1623).

Descartes, René (1596-1650) Herbert of Cherbury, Edward (1645). De Veritate. Translated with an introduction by Meyrick H. Carré. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, for the University of Bristol, 1937.

Hobbes, Thomas (1651). Leviathan. A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Richard E. Flathman and David Johston. New York: W.W. Norton, 1997. Text at Eris.

Pascal, Blaise (1660). Pensée. Tr. W. F. Trotter. Text at Eris.

Boyle, Robert (1627-1691)

Hale, Matthew, Sir, 1609-1676. (1677). The primitive origination of mankind, considered and examined according to the light of nature. London: William Shrowsbery, 1677. 390 p., 1 plate, 2o. ESTC R17451.

Tyson, E. (1699). Orang-outang, sive homo sylvestris. London. Reissued as Orang-outang; sive, Homo Sylvestris; or, The anatomy of a pygmie. A facsimile with an introduction by Ashley Montagu. London: Dawsons, 1966.

The Science of the Mind from Locke to Kant

The the overview on ethics in Encyclopedia Brittannica.

Locke, John (1632-1704)

Leibniz, G.W. (1646-1716) Berkeley, George (1709). An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. In The Works of George Berkeley. Ed. A.A. Luce and T.E. Jessop, 9 vols. London, 1949-57.

Berkeley, George (1710). A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. In The Works of George Berkeley. Ed. A.A. Luce and T.E. Jessop, 9 vols. London, 1949-57. Text at Eris.

Maupertuis, Pierre Louis Moreau de (1745). The Earthly Venus (Venus Physique). Trans. Simone Brangier Boas, with notes and introduction by George Boas. New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1966. Excerpt.

La Mettrie, Julien Offray de (1748). L'homme machine. Leyden: Elie Luzac. See Machine man and other writings. Translated and edited by Ann Thomson. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Blurb and excerpts.

Hume, David (1711-1776).

Hartley, David (1749). Observations on Man. London.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)

Hutcheson, Francis (1755). A System of Moral Philosophy. New York: A. M. Kelley, 1968.

Burke, Edmund (1756). The Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas on the Sublime and Beautiful.

Smith, Adam (1759). The Theory of Moral Sentiments. London and Edinburgh. See also the 4th edition, The Theory of Moral Sentiments; or, An essay towards an analysis of the principles by which men naturally judge concerning the conduct and character, first of their neighbors, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added a dissertation on the origin of languages. London, Strahan, 1774.

Ferguson, Adam, 1723-1816 (1768). An Essay on the History of Civil Society. Ed. Fania Oz-Salzberger. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Smith, Adam (1776). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. Text at Eris.

Priestley, Joseph (1777). Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit.

Rousseau (1782). The Confessions. Tr. W. Conyngham Mallory. Text at Eris.

Reid, Thomas (1785). Essay on the Intellectual Powers of Man. In The Works of Thomas Reid. 6th ed. Ed. William Hamilton. Edinborough, 1863.

Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804). See Steve Palmquist'sKant on the Web.

Paley, William (1802). Natural Theology. Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1829.

Young, Thomas (1802). On the Theory of Light and Colours. Miscellaneous Works. Vol. I. Facsimile reprint of London: John Murray, 1856. New York: Johnson Reprint, 1972.

Bates, E. (1804). Rural Philosophy: or Reflections on Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness. Revised and enlarged edition, London.

Hazlitt, William (1805). Essay on the Principles of Human Action and some Remarks on the Systems of Hartley and Helvetius. London. Reprinted with an introduction by John R. Nabholtz. Gainesville, Florida: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1969.


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Bewell, Alan (1989). Wordsworth and the Enlightenment: Nature, Man, and Society in the Experimental Poetry. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Excerpt.

Caruth, Cathy (1991). Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP. Abstract.

Goodman, Dena (1989). Criticism in Action. Enlightenment Experiments in Political Writing. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (On French political thought--Montesquieu, Rousseau, Diderot.)

Johnston, David (1986). The Rhetoric of Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes and the Politics of Cultural Transformation. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press.

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

History of Science

Burtt, Edwin A. (1949). The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science: a Historical and Critical Essay. 2nd ed. rev. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Eichner, Hans (1982). The Rise of Modern Science and the Genesis of Romanticism. PMLA 97, 8-30. (Main thesis is that Romanticism was a brief abberration in the progress of science, but did accomplish separating the humanities from the sciences.)

Husserl, Edmund (1937). The Crisis of European Sciences. (Discussion of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant). Full text (external).

Jacob, James R. (1977). Robert Boyle and the English Revolution: A Study in Social and Intellectual Change. New York: B. Franklin.

Larson, James L. (1994). Interpreting Nature: The Science of Living Form from Linnaeus to Kant. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Karl J. Fink's review (Muse subscribers only).

Skyrms, Brian (1996). Evolution of the Social Contract. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. (Reviewed in TLS August 29, 1997.)

Linguistics (see also contemporary linguistics)

Aarsleff, Hans (1982). From Locke to Saussure: Essays on the Study of Language and Intellectual History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Bergheaud, Patrice (1985). "Le mirage celtique: Antiquaires et linguistes en Grande-Bretagne au XVIIIe siecle" in Auroux, Sylvain et al. (ed.). La linguistique fantastique. Paris: Denoel; 51-60.

Knowlson, James (1975). Universal Language Schemes in England and France 1600-1800. Toronto.

Early Modern

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Francis F. Steen, Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles