SOME TEXTS FROM

EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY

Who Is Jonathan Bennett?

Jonathan Bennett, the preparer of these texts, was born in New Zealand in 1930, and educated there and at Oxford University. He holds the Litt. D. degree from the University of Cambridge.

His teaching career was mainly spent at the University of Cambridge (1956-68), Simon Fraser University (1968-70), the University of British Columbia (1970-79), and Syracuse University (1979-97).

Jonathan Bennett and his wife Gillian, wanting to be near their children and grandchildren, settled after retirement in 1997 on Bowen Island, British Columbia. Gillian died by her own hand in August 2014; for an account of her reasons, see www.deadatnoon.com. Jonathan continues, at a slower rate, preparing more of these early modern philosophy texts.