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Richard Baxter and the mechanical philosophers, David S. Sytsma

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Richard Baxter and the mechanical philosophers
Title
Richard Baxter and the mechanical philosophers
Statement of responsibility
David S. Sytsma
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Baxter, one of the seventeenth century's most famous Puritans, is known as an author of devotional literature. But he was also skilled in medieval philosophy. In this book, David Sytsma draws on largely unexamined works to present a chronological and thematic account of Baxter's relation to the people and concepts involved in the rise of mechanical philosophy in late-seventeenth-century England
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Sytsma, David S.,
Dewey number
146/.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Historical Theology
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  • Baxter, Richard
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Physics
  • Philosophical theology
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Richard Baxter and the mechanical philosophers, David S. Sytsma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series; Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Richard Baxter as Philosophical Theologian; 2. Baxter and the Rise of Mechanical Philosophy; The Reception of Gassendi's Christian Epicureanism in England; Baxter's Early Response to Hobbes's Leviathan; The Beginning of Baxter's Restoration Polemics; Matthew Hale and the Growth of Baxter's Polemics; On the "Epicurean" Ethics of Hobbes and Spinoza; Baxter and Henry More; Conclusion; 3. Reason and Philosophy; Works on Reason; The Nature and States of Reason
  • Reason and WillReason in the State of Sin; Reason and Revelation; The Use of and Limits of Philosophy; Conclusion; 4. A Trinitarian Natural Philosophy; Theological Motivations; God's Two Books; Mosaic Physics; Vestigia Trinitatis; Trinitarian Analogy of Being; Trinities in Nature; Baxter's Eclectic Reception of Tommaso Campanella; Threefold Causality; Passive Nature; Active Nature; Conclusion; 5. A Commotion over Motion; Copernicanism; The Nature of Motion; Substantial Form; Descartes's Laws of Motion; Henry More's "Mixt Mechanicall Philosophy"; Conclusion
  • 6. The Incipient Materialism of Mechanical PhilosophyMechanical Philosophy and the Immaterial Soul; Henry More's "Slippery Ground" and Pierre Gassendi's "Feeble" Proofs; Pierre Gassendi, Thomas Willis, and the Material Soul; Conclusion; 7. From "Epicurean" Physics to Ethics; Baxter and Reformed Natural Law Theory; The Specter of Necessitarianism; The Problem of Naturalistic Natural Law; Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; APPENDIX A: Chronology of Baxter's Post-Restoration Writings on Philosophy; APPENDIX B: Richard Baxter to Joseph Glanvill, 18 November 1670
  • APPENDIX C: Richard Baxter on Thomas Willis, De anima brutorum (1672)Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn951754406
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190274887
Lccn
2017030112
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951754406
Label
Richard Baxter and the mechanical philosophers, David S. Sytsma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series; Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Richard Baxter as Philosophical Theologian; 2. Baxter and the Rise of Mechanical Philosophy; The Reception of Gassendi's Christian Epicureanism in England; Baxter's Early Response to Hobbes's Leviathan; The Beginning of Baxter's Restoration Polemics; Matthew Hale and the Growth of Baxter's Polemics; On the "Epicurean" Ethics of Hobbes and Spinoza; Baxter and Henry More; Conclusion; 3. Reason and Philosophy; Works on Reason; The Nature and States of Reason
  • Reason and WillReason in the State of Sin; Reason and Revelation; The Use of and Limits of Philosophy; Conclusion; 4. A Trinitarian Natural Philosophy; Theological Motivations; God's Two Books; Mosaic Physics; Vestigia Trinitatis; Trinitarian Analogy of Being; Trinities in Nature; Baxter's Eclectic Reception of Tommaso Campanella; Threefold Causality; Passive Nature; Active Nature; Conclusion; 5. A Commotion over Motion; Copernicanism; The Nature of Motion; Substantial Form; Descartes's Laws of Motion; Henry More's "Mixt Mechanicall Philosophy"; Conclusion
  • 6. The Incipient Materialism of Mechanical PhilosophyMechanical Philosophy and the Immaterial Soul; Henry More's "Slippery Ground" and Pierre Gassendi's "Feeble" Proofs; Pierre Gassendi, Thomas Willis, and the Material Soul; Conclusion; 7. From "Epicurean" Physics to Ethics; Baxter and Reformed Natural Law Theory; The Specter of Necessitarianism; The Problem of Naturalistic Natural Law; Conclusion; 8. Conclusion; APPENDIX A: Chronology of Baxter's Post-Restoration Writings on Philosophy; APPENDIX B: Richard Baxter to Joseph Glanvill, 18 November 1670
  • APPENDIX C: Richard Baxter on Thomas Willis, De anima brutorum (1672)Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn951754406
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190274887
Lccn
2017030112
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951754406

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