This quantity contains greater than twenty articles by means of Richard H. Popkin at the background of contemporary philosophy, written among 1980 and 1990, together with a number of no longer released earlier than this. the themes lined in those reports diversity over non secular and theological impacts in sleek philosophy, extra fabric within the historical past of scepticism facing Hobbes, Henry extra and Pascal, in addition to Moritz Schlick, new findings approximately Spinoza, pre-Adamism, Ralph Cudworth, Isaac Newton's non secular perspectives, 18th century racism, and the liberalism of Condorcet.
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