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The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context

Politics, Metaphysics and Religion (International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives internationales d"histoire des idées)

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Topics in philosophy,
  • Psychology,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy Of The 16th And 17th Centuries,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy, English,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Religious,
  • Philosophy / Modern,
  • 17th century,
  • Cambridge Platonists,
  • England

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsG.A. Rogers (Editor), J.-M. Vienne (Editor), Y.C. Zarka (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7808376M
    ISBN 100792345304
    ISBN 109780792345305

    The Cambridge Platonists: Philosophy at Mid-Century: 2. Henry More, the Kabbalah, and the Quakers Alison P. Coudert; 3. Edward Stillingfleet, Henry More, and the decline of Moses Atticus: a note on seventeenth-century Anglican apologetics Sarah Hutton; 4. Philosophical ideas were put forth, discussed, and argued within the context of a conversation or a debate involving two or more people. One of the earliest known collections of Plato's work includes 35 dialogues and 13 letters. Plato's influence throughout the history of philosophy .


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The Cambridge Platonists were defenders of tolerance in the political as well as the moral sphere ; they held that practical j u d g e m e n t came down in the last instance to individual conscience ; and they laid the foundations of our modern conceptions of conscience and liberty.

The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context: Politics, Metaphysics and Religion. International Archives of the History of Ideas, vol.

Dordrecht: Kluwer, xiv + pp. Cloth, $This work treats comprehensively seventeenth century Cambridge Platonism, but gives pride of place to the movement's practical philosophy. ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: English and French. Description: xiv, pages ; 24 cm.

Contents: Introduction / Jean Michel Vienne --The Other-Worldly Philosophers and the Real World: The Cambridge Platonists, Theology and Politics / G.A.J. Rogers --Liberte et Verite: Politique et morale dans la correspondance hollandaise de More et de Cudworth /.

THE Cambridge Platonists form a fascinating group of thinkers; John Smith's Select Discourses and Whichcote's Aphorisms are some of the most striking works in English theology and Cudworth's unwieldy True Intellectual System of the Universe, a work which lacks the charm of Smith and Whichcote, is nevertheless more searching and perhaps more fertile: it exerted influence upon.

the cambridge platonists in philosophical context. politics, metaphysics and religion. dordrecht: kluwer academic XIV, p. (international archives of the history of ideas ).

The group of English theologians traditionally known as ""The Cambridge Platonists"" form an important link between medieval Christian theology and the thought of the modern world. Their center was Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and they taught and wrote in the midst of the struggle between Puritanism and the Church of England.

Though not Puritans themselves &#; they. This volume in the distinguished Classics of Western Spirituality series presents a collection of essays, poetry, and treatises by Cambridge Platonists, a movement in philosophical theology that flourished around Cambridge University in the 17th century and left a profound impact on the shape of subsequent religious life in the English speaking world.

In point of natural philosophy, the Cambridge Platonists were decidedly moderns. Ralph Cudworth's The True Intellectual System of the Universe is a wide-ranging taxonomy of philosophical doctrines which aims to distinguish 'good' from 'bad', 'sound' from 'unsound' philosophy.

Rogers G.A.J. () The Other-Worldly Philosophers and the Real World: the Cambridge Platonists, Theology and Politics. In: Rogers G.A.J., Vienne J.M., Zarka Y.C. (eds) The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context. International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idées, vol Of all the Cambridge Platonists, Henry More has attracted the The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context book scholar ly interest in recent years, as the nature and significance of his contribution to the history of thought has come to be better understood.

This revival of interest is in marked contrast to the neglect of More's writings lamented even by his first biographer, Richard Ward, a regret echoed two centuries after his 1 death.

the historical decline. Philosophical knowledge consists of a recollection of the ancient wisdom which was revealed to the original lawgiver by the gods. In the Cambridge Platonists, philosophical knowledge likewise consists of a recollection of revealed knowledge that stood at the foundation of a form of life, namely, Judaism.

The Cambridge Platonists were a group of theologians and philosophers at the University of Cambridge in the middle of the 17th century. in a new scholarly context. Dmitri Levitin has challenged any categorization of the Cambridge Platonists as a cohesive philosophical group.

Cambridge Platonists, group of 17th-century English philosophic and religious thinkers who hoped to reconcile Christian ethics with Renaissance humanism, religion with the new science, and faith with leader was Benjamin Whichcote, who expounded in his sermons the Christian humanism that united the group.

His principal disciples at the University of Cambridge were Ralph. –––,‘A Radical Review of the Cambridge Platonists’, in Varieties of Seventeenth-and-Early Eighteenth-Century Radicalism in Context, Ariel Hessayon and David Finnegan (eds.), Farnham: Ashgate, pp. – The philosophy of Lord Herbert of Cherbury (/) and of the Cambridge Platonists exemplifies the continuities of seventeenth-century thought with Renaissance philosophy.

At the same time, they were very much engaged with new developments in philosophy of the seventeenth century. Why the Cambridge School. Because in my view, the Cambridge Platonists represented, in the period and historical context which witnessed the birth of speculative Freemasonry, the philosophy which fits more than any other with the moral and ethical dictates of Freemasonry itself.

For the so-called ‘speculative’ Freemasons, there was a philosophy. REPRINT. Hardbound. x, p. front., plates, ports. London, Toronto, J.M. Dent, New Copy. The Cambridge Platonists were a group of philosophers at Cambridge University, England in the middle of the 17th century (between and ).

The Cambridge Platonists. Cambridge Core - Renaissance and Early Modern Literature - Philosophy, Science, and Religion in England – - edited by Richard Kroll. Cambridge Platonists, group of English philosophers, centered at Cambridge in the latter half of the 17th cent.

In reaction to the mechanical philosophy of Thomas Hobbes this school revived certain Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas.

Armstrong, Robert L., ‘The Cambridge Platonists and Locke on Innate Ideas,’ in Journal of the History of Ideas, 30 (): Baldi, M, ‘Cudworth versus Descartes: Platonism et sens commun dans la critique de Meditations,’ in The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context edited by G.A.J.

Rogers et al. Dordrecht: Kluwer This book has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef. Boethius and the Scale of Nature’, in G. Rogers (ed.), The Cambridge Platonists in Philosophical Context (Dordrecht, Boston, and London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, ), pp.

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His literary work is covered in individual chapters on poetry, drama--with a separate. The philosophy of Henry More was deeply indebted to the philosophical tradition of late antiquity.

His metaphysics, clearly inspired by the magnificent synthesis of Plato, Plotinus and the later Platonists operated in the fifteenth century by Marsilio Ficino, relied on the continuity of being between Spirit and Matter, which also justified the presence of daemons and disembodied souls within.

The Cambridge Platonists were a loosely connected group of philosophers, theologians, and humanistic writers, who resisted both the new science and rationalistic and empiricist attempts to base philosophy on it, although they often were unaware of the content of the doctrines that they opposed.

Cambridge Platonism was an intellectual movement broadly inspired by the Platonic tradition, centred in Cambridge from the s to the s. Its hallmark was a devotion to reason in metaphysics, religion and ethics. The Cambridge Platonists made reason rather than tradition and inspiration their ultimate criterion of knowledge.

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The name given to a group of theologians centered at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, the chief members of which were Benjamin Whichcote,* Ralph Cudworth,* Henry More,* John Smith (), and Nathanael Culverwell (d.

c).In reaction against the dogmatic Calvinism of the Puritans and the materialism of Hobbes,* they sought by a relationship of philosophy and theology to apply the. Platonism, any philosophy that derives its ultimate inspiration from there was in antiquity a tradition about Plato’s “unwritten doctrines,” Platonism then and later was based primarily on a reading of the these can be read in many different ways, often very selectively, and it may be that all that the various kinds of Platonism can be said to have in common is.

The contributors examine the sources of the Cambridge Platonists and discuss their take-up in the eighteenth-century. Readers will learn about the intellectual formation of this philosophical group as well as the reception their ideas received.

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The Cambridge Platonists are so called because they were all educated at the University of Cambridge and were all indebted to Platonist philosophy. The senior member of the group was Benjamin Whichcote ( – ), and its most important philosophers were Henry More.

Platonists synonyms, Platonists pronunciation, Platonists translation, English dictionary definition of Platonists. The philosophy of Plato, especially insofar as it asserts ideal forms as an absolute and eternal reality of which the phenomena of the world are an.

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Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the. The Cambridge Platonists were a group of philosopher s at Cambridge University in the middle of the 17th century (between and ).

Programme. The Cambridge Platonists were reacting to two pressures. On the one hand, the dogmatism of the Puritan divines, with their anti-rationalist demands, were, they felt, immoral and incorrect.

They also felt that the Puritan/Calvinist insistence. The book is remarkable for the fairness and fulness with which CUDWORTH states the arguments in favour of atheism. So much for the lives and individual characteristics of the Cambridge Platonists: what were the great principles that animated both their lives and their philosophy.

The Cambridge Platonists would also have fully endorsed Clayton's concern with locating the practice of philosophy in a full social, especially political, forum. They unapologetically brought their philosophical theology to bear in their case for tolerance in mid-seventeenth-century, war-torn Britain.

The Cambridge Platonists are the first modern Platonists. They are a group of English philosophers around the University of Cambridge in the seventeenth-century, in the context of reformed theology and the English Civil War.

Yet while accepting the New Science of Copernicus and Galileo, they offer a fierce protest against mechanism and naturalism. Louise Hickman. Eighteenth Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion.

Published: Septem Louise Hickman, Eighteenth Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion, Routledge,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Sandrine Bergès, Bilkent University.

Among Platonists, the Cambridge Platonists have suffered the neglect and misinterpretation that is the lot of 'minor' figures, especially since, until recently, they have been considered a cul-de-sac in the history of philosophy - Platonists when the rest of the world was taking a modern turn with Descartes, Hobbes or Locke; theologians when Price: $.

The Cambridge Platonists knew about “axes of evil,” and they deplored the arrogance that accompanied such dualistic thinking in their own time.

The selections in this book remind us of the perennial challenge of religious exclusivism and suggest a simple, positive spiritual vision relevant to religious divisions in any age.Neoplatonism is a strand of Platonic philosophy that emerged in the second century AD against the background of Hellenistic philosophy and religion.

The term does not encapsulate a set of ideas as much as it encapsulates a chain of thinkers which began with Ammonius Saccas and his student Plotinus (c. /5 – AD) and which stretches to the 5th century AD.THE CAMBRIDGE PLATONISTS The term ‘Cambridge Platonist’ is a label of convenience for a cluster of philosophical divines, liberal in their theology and educated at the University of Cambridge in the first half of the seventeenth century.

The most prominent members of this group were Henry More (–87) and Ralph Cudworth (–88).