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The Great Chain of Being

A Study of the History of an Idea

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$30.00 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674361539

Publication Date: 10/01/1971

Academic Trade

400 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

The William James Lectures


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  • 1. Introduction: The Study of the History of Ideas
  • 2. The Genesis of the Idea in Greek Philosophy: The Three Principles
  • 3. The Chain of Being and Some Internal Conflicts in Medieval Thought
  • 4. The Principle of Plenitude and New Cosmography
  • 5. Plenitude and Sufficient Reason in Leibniz and Spinoza
  • 6. The Chain of Being in Eighteenth-Century Thought, and Man’s Place and Role in Nature
  • 7. The Principle of Plenitude and Eighteenth-Century Optimism
  • 8. The Chain of Being and Some Aspects of Eighteenth-Century Biology
  • 9. The Temporalizing of the Chain of Being
  • 10. Romanticism and the Principle of Plenitude
  • 11. The Outcome of the History and Its Moral
  • Notes
  • Index of Names and Subjects

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