Science, Philosophy and Religion in Age of Enlightenment: British and Global Contexts 9781409400585, 2009942162

Taking as its focus the wide-ranging character of the Enlightenment, both in geographical and intellectual terms, this s

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Science, Philosophy and Religion in Age of Enlightenment: British and Global Contexts
 9781409400585, 2009942162

Table of contents :
Introduction; 'The wisdom of the Egyptians': and the secularisation of history in the age of Newton; From Bentley to the Victorians: the rise and fall of British Newtonian natural theology; Sensible Newtonians: Nicholas Saunderson and John Colson; Science, religion and the foundations of morality in Enlightenment Britain; The teaching of philosophy within the British universities and learned societies of the 18th century; Motives for European exploration of the Pacific in the age of the Enlightenment; Joseph Banks, mapping and the geographies of natural knowledge; Blumenbach, Banks and the beginnings of anthropology at Göttingen; The German Enlightenment and the Pacific; The Royal Society, natural history, and the peoples of the 'New World(s)', 1660-1800; Index.

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John Gascoigne

Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Age of the Enlightenment

British and Global Contexts

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