THE DICTIONARY OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH PHILOSOPHERS

Edited by ANDREW PYLE
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This two-volume dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers construes ‘philosophy’ as wide in scope, including not just logic, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology, but those many aspects of religion, politics, mathematics and science that are of philosophical importance. There are entries for more than 400 figures: Bacon, Hobbes and Locke, as well as Digby, Cudworth and Glanvill. But there are also entries on John Lilburne the Leveller, Robert Ferguson ‘the potter’ and Thomas Tyron, an early vegetarian. The broad scope also allows inclusion of many figures known to historians of other disciplines: the mathematicians Napier, Oughtred, Barrow and Wallis; natural scientists such as Hooker, Chillingworth, Baxter and Stillingfleet; and writers such as Milton, Marvell, Dryden and Defoe.