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Metaphysics before Physics: The Cambridge Critique of Newtonian Religious Apologetic

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines criticism on Newtonian religious apologetic during the English Enlightenment period and discusses the conflict between physics and metaphysics. Philosopher P.M. Harman argued ... More


Conclusion

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate from Locke to Burke

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269427
eISBN:
9780191683640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269427.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the English Enlightenment. It investigated the religious controversies during this period and suggested that the traditional and ... More


The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the “father of Australia,” and the man who established Kew ... More


Conclusion: An Exceptional Story?

Mark Knights

in The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577958
eISBN:
9780191804472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577958.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter sums up the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the Cowpers and their town have shown the extreme bitterness of the dispute between political parties ... More


Suspending Disbelief: Swift, Credulity, and the Pious Fraud

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows that Jonathan Swift remained profoundly committed to safeguarding religion's place in the social and political institutions of eighteenth-century England. In Swift's various ... More


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