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Sir Kenelm Digby

(1603—1665) natural philosopher and courtier

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ancient philosophy

ancient philosophy  

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‘Ancient philosophy’ is the conventional title, in Europe and the English-speaking academy, for the philosophical activities of the thinkers of the Graeco-Roman world. It includes a succession of ...
Blackloism

Blackloism  

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Blackloism is a small and short-lived school of British philosophy, confined to theologically unorthodox and politically suspect Catholics in the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ...
John Wallis

John Wallis  

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(1616–1703)The leading English mathematician before Newton. His most important contribution was in the results he obtained by using infinitesimals, developing Cavalieri's method of indivisibles. He ...
Margaret Cavendish

Margaret Cavendish  

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(1623–73)Prolific writer whose topics included science and its philosophy. She moved from Epicurean atomism to a more organic view of the material world, raising problems for the notion of inert ...
philosophy of religion

philosophy of religion  

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The attempt to understand the concepts involved in religious belief: existence, necessity, fate, creation, sin, justice, mercy, redemption, God. Until the 20th century the history of western ...
Religio Medici

Religio Medici  

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By Sir T. Browne, first published in an unauthorized edition 1642, reprinted 1643 with corrections, revisions, and additions.The work is divided into two parts, relating broadly to God and to man. ...
René Descartes

René Descartes  

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(1596–1650)French philosopher, mathematician, and man of science, often called the father of modern philosophy. Aiming to reach totally secure foundations for knowledge, he began by attacking all his ...
Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Sir Edward Burne-Jones  

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 (1833–98) English Pre-Raphaelite artist and decorative arts designer.His reputation as an illustrator rests on his designs for W. Morris’s Kelmscott Press Chaucer (1896), one of the finest books of ...
Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor  

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(1758–1835),classical scholar, mathematician, and Neoplatonist, the friend of T. L. Peacock. He was the first to embark on a systematic translation and exposition of Orphic and Neoplatonic ...
William Oughtred

William Oughtred  

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(1575–1660) English mathematicianOughtred was born at Eton and educated at the famous school there (where his father taught writing) and at Cambridge University. He was ordained a priest in 1603 and ...

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