A Companion to Rationalism
This book is a wide-ranging examination of rationalist thought in philosophy from ancient times to the present day.
Written by a superbly qualified cast of philosophers
Critically analyses the concept of rationalism
Focuses principally on the golden age of rationalism in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
Also covers ancient rationalism, nineteenth-century rationalism, and rationalist themes in recent thought
Various philosophical methods and viewpoints are represented
Alan Nelson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a leading scholar of the great philosophical systems of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has published widely on rationalism in the history of philosophy and in the philosophy of science.