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Ancient wisdom in the age of the new science : histories of philosophy in England, c. 1640-1700

Author: Dmitri Levitin
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Ideas in context, 113.
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A groundbreaking, revisionist account of the importance of the history of philosophy to intellectual change - scientific, philosophical and religious - in seventeenth-century England.

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Levitin, Dmitri.
Ancient wisdom in the age of the new science.
(DLC) 2015008921
(OCoLC)907060237
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dmitri Levitin
ISBN: 9781316398241 1316398242 9781316398784 1316398781 9781316226612 1316226611
OCLC Number: 925280767
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction: histories of philosophy between 'Renaissance' and 'Enlightenment'; 2. Ancient wisdom I: the wisdom of the East: Zoroaster, astronomy and the Chaldaeans, from Thomas Stanley to Thomas Hyde; 3. Ancient wisdom II: Moses the Egyptian?; 4. Histories of natural philosophy I. Histories of method; 5. Histories of natural philosophy II. Histories of doctrine: matter theory and animating principles; 6. Philosophy in the early church; 7. Conclusion.
Series Title: Ideas in context, 113.
Responsibility: Dmitri Levitin.

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