Scepticism and Irreligion in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Scepticism and Irreligion in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Richard H. Popkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004095969

ISBN-13: 9789004095960

Pub. Date: 06/01/1993

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume seeks to clarify and understand the challenges made to both the framework of thinking about God and religion in the 17th and 18th centuries and to the intellectual systems that had supported religious thinking earlier. Ample attention is given to early-modern interpretations of ancient Pyrrhonism and to biblical criticism.

Overview

This volume seeks to clarify and understand the challenges made to both the framework of thinking about God and religion in the 17th and 18th centuries and to the intellectual systems that had supported religious thinking earlier. Ample attention is given to early-modern interpretations of ancient Pyrrhonism and to biblical criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004095960
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Series:
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Series, #37
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Richard Popkin

1. Gassendi's scepticism as a religious attitude, Sylvia Murr
2. From "learned ignorance" to scepticism: Descartes and Calvinist orthodoxy, Theo Verbeek
3. Descartes' scepticism, Richard A. Watson
4. Hobbes: religion and ideology, Ezequiel de Olaso
5. "A disease incurable": Scepticism and the Cambridge Platonists, Alan Gabbey
6. The answer to scepticism of Queen Christina's academy, Susanna Åkerman
7. Science, philosophy, and atheism: Edward Stillingfleet's defence of religion, Sarah Hutton
8. Orthodoxy and scepticism in the early Dutch enlightenment, Ernestine van der Wall
9. Isaac Vossius and the English biblical critics 1650-1689, David S. Katz
10. Skepticism and the problem of atheism in early-modern France, Alan Charles Kors
11. Scepticism and the Traité des trois imposteurs, Silvia Berti
12. The wisdom of Simonides: Bayle and La Mothe Le Vayer, Ruth Whelan
13. Bayle's attack on natural theology, Harry M. Bracken
14. Das Theodizeeproblem und Bayles fideistischer Lösungsversuch, Lothar Kreimendahl
15. Biblical interpretation, Newton and English Deism, James E. Force
16. Scepticisme et religion dans la Réponse à un théologien du médecin Gaultier et sa posterité clandestine, Olivier Bloch
17. Diogenes Laertius's Life of Pyrrho and the interpretation of ancient scepticism in the history of philosophy: Stanley through Brucker to Tennemann, Constance Blackwell

Index

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