The Waning of the Renaissance 1640-1740: Studies in the Thought and Poetry of Henry More, John Norris and Isaac Watts

The Waning of the Renaissance 1640-1740: Studies in the Thought and Poetry of Henry More, John Norris and Isaac Watts

by John Hoyles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401030106
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des id?es , #39
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1971
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

One The Source: Henry More.- 1. Introduction: The Fourth Ground of Certainty.- 2. Philosophy: Descartes and Plato.- 3. Religion: Latitude and Pietism.- 4. Aesthetics: From Metaphysical to Romantic.- 5. More’s Work as Literature.- Two The Verge: John Norris.- 6. Introduction: A Transitional Figure.- 7. Norris and the Enlightenment.- 8. Philosophy: “Platonic Gibberish”.- 9. Religion: The Grounds of Assent.- 10. Poetry: The Last of the Metaphysicals.- Three The Result: Isaac Watts.- 11. Introduction: Classicism and the Enlightenment.- 12. The English Enlightenment.- 13. “Free Philosophy”.- 14. Sunk Religion.- 15. Aesthetics.- 16. The Sublime.- 17. The Metaphysical Tradition.- 18. Classicism: The Art of Sinking.- Conclusion.

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