The Resource British philosophy in the seventeenth century, Sarah Hutton

British philosophy in the seventeenth century, Sarah Hutton

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British philosophy in the seventeenth century
Title
British philosophy in the seventeenth century
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Hutton
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Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Hutton presents a rich historical study of one of the most fertile periods in modern philosophy. It was in the seventeenth century that Britain's first philosophers of international stature and lasting influence emerged. Its most famous names, Hobbes and Locke, rank alongside the greatest names in the European philosophical canon. Bacon too belongs with this constellation of great thinkers, although his status as a philosopher tends to be obscured by his status as father of modern science. The seventeenth century is normally regarded as the dawn of modernity following the breakdown of the Aristotelian synthesis which had dominated intellectual life since the middle ages. In this period of transformational change, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke are acknowledged to have contributed significantly to the shape of European philosophy from their own time to the present day. But these figures did not work in isolation. Sarah Hutton places them in their intellectual context, including the social, political and religious conditions in which philosophy was practised. She treats seventeenth century philosophy as an ongoing conversation: like all conversations, some voices will dominate, some will be more persuasive than others and there will be enormous variations in tone from the polite to polemical, matter of fact, intemperate. The conversation model allows voices to be heard which would otherwise be discounted. Hutton shows the importance of figures normally regarded as 'minor' players in philosophy (e.g. Herbert of Cherbury, Cudworth, More, Burthogge, Norris, Toland) as well as others who have been completely overlooked, notably female philosophers. Crucially, instead of emphasizing the break between seventeenth-century philosophy and its past, the conversation model makes it possible to trace continuities between the Renaissance and seventeenth century, across the seventeenth century and into the eighteenth century, while at the same time acknowledging the major changes which occurred
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YDXCP
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1948-
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Hutton, Sarah
Dewey number
192
Index
index present
LC call number
B1131
LC item number
.H88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford History of philosophy
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  • Philosophy, English
  • Philosophy
  • Storbritannien
  • Philosophy, English
  • Philosophy
  • Great Britain
  • Filosofie
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Filosofi
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British philosophy in the seventeenth century, Sarah Hutton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-269) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An age of transformation -- Philosophy in the universities -- Cross-currents, conduits, and conversations -- Aristotelianism and its enemies -- Bacon and Herbert of Cherbury -- Thomas Hobbes -- A Cambridge enlightenment: the Cambridge Platonists and Richard Cumberland -- From philosophy to science: natural philosophy of Boyle, Newton, and others -- John Locke -- Freethinkers, idealists, and women philosophers: philosophy from 1690 to 1710 -- and after
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780199586110
Lccn
2014956884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895300959
  • (OCoLC)ocn895300959
Label
British philosophy in the seventeenth century, Sarah Hutton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-269) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An age of transformation -- Philosophy in the universities -- Cross-currents, conduits, and conversations -- Aristotelianism and its enemies -- Bacon and Herbert of Cherbury -- Thomas Hobbes -- A Cambridge enlightenment: the Cambridge Platonists and Richard Cumberland -- From philosophy to science: natural philosophy of Boyle, Newton, and others -- John Locke -- Freethinkers, idealists, and women philosophers: philosophy from 1690 to 1710 -- and after
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780199586110
Lccn
2014956884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)895300959
  • (OCoLC)ocn895300959

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