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Henry More

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Thorough, accessible biography of the greatest English metaphysical theologian and peer of Newton.


Henry More (1614--87) was the greatest English metaphysical theologian and the most perplexing; he was also perhaps the most distinguished member of the group of divines known as the Cambridge Platonists. An admirer of Galileo, Descartes, and Boyle, he rejected their detailed applications of mechanical philosophy to the explanation of natural phenomena. He was an experimenter, yet also a cabbalist and one of the few writers whom Newton acknowledged as having influenced his ideas. This thorough and accessible biography is the first book-length treatment of this remarkable character. More's important contributions to science are illuminated, particularly his work on space and time which influenced Newton, and the book gives fascinating insights into his spiritual philosophy and his preoccupation with witchcraft. The depth of Professor Hall's scholarship makes the book an exceptional account of the turbulent world of the Scientific Revolution.

Henry More, the greatest English metaphysical theologian, was one of the few acknowledged by Newton as influencing his ideas. This biography contains fascinating insights into his physics, spiritual philosophy, and preoccupation with witchcraft. It is an exceptional account of the Scientific Revolution.


General editor's preface; Preface; Part I. Platonic and Personal Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Platonism; 3. Platonism and the Scientific Revolution; 4. The Cambridge Platonists; 5. Henry More, man of paradox; Part II. For and Against the Scientific Revolution: 6. Henry More's philosophy; 7. The spirit world; 8. More and Descartes; 9. More and the Royal Society; 10. More and Newton: space and time; 11. More and Newton: force; 12. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


Titel: Henry More
Untertitel: And the Scientific Revolution
EAN: 9780521892643
ISBN: 978-0-521-89264-3
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 320
Gewicht: 494g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2002
Auflage: Revised