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The seventeenth century background; studies in the thought of the age in relation to poetry and religion.

Author: Basil Willey
Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press, 1958.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willey, Basil, 1897-1978.
Seventeenth century background.
New York, Columbia University Press, 1958
(OCoLC)903225125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Willey
OCLC Number: 870491
Description: viii, 315 pages 23 cm
Contents: The rejection of scholasticism --
Bacon and the rehabilitation of nature --
Sir Thomas Browne --
On scriptural interpretation --
The philosophical quest for truth-Descartes --
The philosophical quest for truth-Hobbes --
Rational theology --
Rational theology-the Cambridge Platonists --
Joseph Glanvill --
The heroic poem in a scientific age --
John Locke --
Postscript: on Wordsworth and the Locke tradition.

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