The Problem of Certainty in English Thought 1630-1690 (eBook, 1970) [WorldCat.org]
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The Problem of Certainty in English Thought 1630-1690

Author: Henry G Leeuwen
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1970.
Series: Archives Internationales D' Histoire des Idees/International Archives of the History of Ideas, 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The revival of ancient Greek scepticism in the 16th and 17th centuries was of the greatest importance in changing the intellectual climate in which modern science developed, and in developing the attitude that we now call "The scientific outlook". Many streams of thought came together contributing to various facets of this crucial development. One of the most fascinating of these is that of "constructive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry G Leeuwen
ISBN: 9789401031820 9401031827
OCLC Number: 851381691
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Contents: I. Francis Bacon and Scientific Knowledge --
II. The Problem of Certainty in its Theological Context --
I. William Chillingworth --
II. John Tillotson --
III. The Theory of Certainty Secularized --
I. John Wilkins --
II. Joseph Glanvill --
IV. The Theory of Certainty in its Scientific Context --
I. Robert Boyle --
II. Isaac Newton --
V. John Locke and the Philosophical Exposition of the Theory of Certainty --
Conclusion --
Index of Names.
Series Title: Archives Internationales D' Histoire des Idees/International Archives of the History of Ideas, 3.
Responsibility: by Henry G. Leeuwen.

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The revival of ancient Greek scepticism in the 16th and 17th centuries was of the greatest importance in changing the intellectual climate in which modern science developed, and in developing the  Read more...

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