The Aristotelian Tradition and the Rise of British Empiricism

Logic and Epistemology in the British Isles (1570–1689)

  • Marco Sgarbi

Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marco Sgarbi
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marco Sgarbi
    Pages 53-77
  4. Marco Sgarbi
    Pages 167-195
  5. Marco Sgarbi
    Pages 197-229
  6. Marco Sgarbi
    Pages 231-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-259

About this book


This book is a radical reappraisal of the importance of Aristotelianism in Britain. Using a full range of manuscripts as well as printed sources, it provides an entirely new interpretation of the impact of the early-modern Aristotelian tradition upon the rise of British Empiricism, and reexamines the fundamental shift from a humanist logic to epistemology and facultative logic. The task is to reconstruct the philosophical background and framework in which the thought of philosophers such Locke, Berkeley and Hume originated: some aspects of their empiricism can be explained only in reference to the academic Aristotelian tradition, even if these authors established themselves as anti-scholastic, anti-Aristotelian philosophers outside the official institutions.


1. Aristotle 2. Empiricism 4. Induction Method Continental Aristotelians Logic in the British Isles Paduan Aristotelianism

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Sgarbi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VeronaMantovaItaly

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