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

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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 287 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521410953
  • DDC分類 001.1094209032

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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. Dividing into two parts, it first examines the importance of the Cambridge Platonists, who sought to embrace the newest philosophical and scientific movements within Church of England orthodoxy, and then moves into the later seventeenth century, from the Restoration onwards, culminating in essays on the philosopher John Locke. These 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. The variety of approaches serves to illuminate the cultural indeterminacy of the period, in which inherited models and vocabularies were forced to undergo revisions, coinciding with the formation of many cultural institutions still governing English society.

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 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 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 John Rogers
11. John Locke and Latitudinarianism John
Marshall
Notes on contributors
Index.