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Jonathan Edwards and the limits of enlightenment philosophy

Author: Leon Chai
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Jonathan Edwards has most often been considered in the context of the Puritanism of New England. In many ways, however, he was closer to the thinkers of the European Enlightenment. In this book. Leon Chai explores that connection, analysing Edwards's thought in light of a number of the issues that preoccupied such Enlightenment figures as Locke, Descartes, Malebranche, and Leibniz. The book comprises three parts,  Read more...
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Chai, Leon.
Jonathan Edwards and the limits of enlightenment philosophy.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97030760
(OCoLC)37392866
Named Person: Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards; Jonathan Edwards
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Chai
ISBN: 0585354162 9780585354163 1280471417 9781280471414
OCLC Number: 47011454
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 164 pages)
Contents: I. The problem of sensation. The argument for empiricism. Religious affections --
II. Ideas, objects, mind. Idea and object. Idealism --
III. The ends of causal analysis. Causation. Freedom of the will.
Responsibility: Leon Chai.
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