Philosophy, Science, and Religion in England, 1640-1700

Philosophy, Science, and Religion in England, 1640-1700

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Cambridge University Press
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Philosophy, Science, and Religion in England, 1640-1700

This collection of essays looks at the distinctively English intellectual, social, and political phenomenon of latitudinarianism, which emerged during the Civil War and Interregnum and came into its own after the Restoration, becoming a virtual orthodoxy after 1688. These new contributions establish a firmly interdisciplinary basis for the subject, while collectively gravitating towards the importance of discourse and language as the medium for cultural exchange.

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ISBN-13: 9780521075855
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction Richard Kroll; Part I. The Cambridge Platonists: Philosophy at Mid-Century: 2. Henry More, the Kabbalah, and the Quakers Alison P. Coudert; 3. Edward Stillingfleet, Henry More, and the decline of Moses Atticus: a note on seventeenth-century Anglican apologetics Sarah Hutton; 4. Latitudinarians, Neoplatonists, and the Ancient Wisdom Joseph M. Levine; 5. Cudworth, More and the mechanical analogy Alan Gabbey; 6. Cudworth and Hobbes on is and ought Perez Zagorin; Part II. The Restoration Settlement: 7. Latitudinarianism and toleration: Historical myth versus political history Richard Ashcraft; 8. The intellectual sources of Robert Boyle's philosophy of nature: Gassendi's voluntariam, and Boyle's physico-theological project Margaret J. Osler; 9. Latitudinarianism and the 'ideology' of the early Royal Society: Thomas Sprat's History of the Royal Society (1667) reconsidered Michael Hunter; 10. Locke and the latitude-men: ignorance as a ground of toleration G. A. J. Rogers; 11. John Locke and Latitudinarianism John Marshall; Notes on contributors; Index.

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