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Scepticism and irreligion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Author: Richard H Popkin; Arie Johan Vanderjagt
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1993.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 37.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume seeks to clarify and understand the challenges made to both the framework of thinking about God and religion in the 17th and 18th centuries and to the intellectual systems that had  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Popkin; Arie Johan Vanderjagt
ISBN: 9004095969 9789004095960
OCLC Number: 27173496
Notes: English, French, and German.
Proceedings of the Conference on Scepticism and Irreligion in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, held July 31-Aug. 4, 1990, at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : scepticism and irreligion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Richard H. Popkin --
Gassendi's scepticism as a religious attitude / Sylvia Murr --
From "learned ignorance" to scepticism : Descartes and Calvinist orthodoxy / Theo Verbeek --
Descartes' scepticism : logic vs. biography / Richard A. Watson --
Hobbes : religion and ideology ; notes on the political utilization of religion / Ezequiel de Olaso --
"A disease incurable" : scepticism and the Cambridge Platonists / Alan Gabbey --
The answer to scepticism of Queen Christina's Academy (1656) / Susanna Åkerman --
Science, philosophy, and atheism : Edward Stillingfleet's defence of religion / Sarah Hutton --
Orthodoxy and scepticism in the early Dutch Enlightenment / Ernestine van der Wall --
Isaac Vossius and the English biblical critics, 1650-1689 / David S. Katz. Skepticism and the problem of atheism in early-modern France / Alan Charles Kors --
Scepticism and the Traité de trois imposteurs / Silvia Berti --
The wisdom of Simonides : Bayle and La Mothe Le Vayer / Ruth Whelan --
Bayle's attack on natural theology : the case of Christian Pyrrhonism / Harry M. Bracken --
Das Theodizeeproblem und Bayles fideistischer Lösungsversuch / Lothar Kreimendahl --
Biblical interpretation, Newton and English Deism / James E. Force --
Scepticisme et religion dans la Réponse à un théologien du médecin Gaultier et sa posterité clandestine / Olivier Bloch --
Diogenes Laertius's Life of Pyrrho and the interpretation of ancient scepticism in the history of philosophy : Stanley through Brucker to Tennemann / Constance Blackwell.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 37.
Responsibility: edited by Richard H. Popkin and Arjo Vanderjagt.

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