A demonstration of the being and attributes of God and other writings

Samuel Clarke was by far the most gifted and influential Newtonian philosopher of his generation, and A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, which constituted the 1704 Boyle Lectures, was one of the most important works of the first half of the eighteenth century, generating a great de...

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Subtitles:Samuel Clarke: A Demonstration of the Being & Attributes of God
Main Author: Clarke, Samuel (Author)
Other Authors: Vailati, Ezio (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1998.
Series/Journal:Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Proof of God's existence / Geschichte Anfänge-1800
B Idea of God / Geschichte Anfänge-1800
Further subjects:B God (Christianity) ; Attributes ; Early works to 1800
B God ; Proof ; Early works to 1800
B God Proof Early works to 1800
B Natural Theology Early works to 1800
B Revelation Early works to 1800
B God (Christianity) Attributes Early works to 1800
B Natural theology ; Early works to 1800
B Revelation ; Early works to 1800
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521590082
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Summary:Samuel Clarke was by far the most gifted and influential Newtonian philosopher of his generation, and A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, which constituted the 1704 Boyle Lectures, was one of the most important works of the first half of the eighteenth century, generating a great deal of controversy about the relation between space and God, the nature of divine necessary existence, the adequacy of the Cosmological Argument, agent causation, and the immateriality of the soul. Together with the other texts presented in this edition, it also provides the best introduction to Clarke's philosophical views, which, in addition to their intrinsic interest, are historically important for the light they shed both on the philosophical positions within the Newtonian circle and on the exchange between Clarke and Leibniz, the most famous philosophical controversy of the eighteenth century.
A Demonstration of the being and attributes of God -- Other writings: Several letters to the Reverend Dr. Clarke -- The answer to a sixth letter -- The answer to a seventh letter -- Letters to Dr. Clarke concerning liberty and necessity -- From Remarks Upon a Book -- From Clarke's sermons on several subjects -- From a discourse concerning the unchangeable obligations of natural religion -- From from defences of a letter to Mr. Dodwell -- From a collection of papers which passed between the late learned Mr. Leibniz and Dr. Clarke -- Index
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ISBN:0511583346
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511583346