ISBN : 9780198801542
Sarah Hutton presents a rich historical study of one of the most fertile periods in philosophy. It was in the seventeenth century that Britain first produced philosophers of international stature. Bacon, Hobbes, and Locke, and many other thinkers are shown in their intellectual, social, political, and religious context.
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 An Age of Transformation; 2 Philosophy in the Universities; 3 Cross Currents, Conduits, and Conversations; 4 Aristotelianism and its Enemies; 5 Bacon and Herbert of Cherbury; 6 Thomas Hobbes; 7 A Cambridge Enlightenment: The Cambridge Platonists and Richard Cumberland; 8 From Philosophy to Science: Natural Philosophy of Boyle, Newton, and Others; 9 John Locke; 10 Free Thinkers, Idealists, and Women Philosophers: Philosophy from 1690 to 1710-and after; Biographical Appendix; Bibliography; Index