The Waning of the Renaissance 1640–1740 Studies in the Thought and Poetry of Henry More, John Norris and Isaac Watts

It is not always easy to maintain a proper balance between the delineation of cultural development within a given literary field and the claims of practical criticism. And yet if the history of ideas is to be more than a pastime for the student of literature, it must be rooted in the precise art of...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hoyles, John
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1971, 1971
Edition:1st ed. 1971
Series:International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • One The Source: Henry More
  • 1. Introduction: The Fourth Ground of Certainty
  • 2. Philosophy: Descartes and Plato
  • 3. Religion: Latitude and Pietism
  • 4. Aesthetics: From Metaphysical to Romantic
  • 5. More’s Work as Literature
  • Two The Verge: John Norris
  • 6. Introduction: A Transitional Figure
  • 7. Norris and the Enlightenment
  • 8. Philosophy: “Platonic Gibberish”
  • 9. Religion: The Grounds of Assent
  • 10. Poetry: The Last of the Metaphysicals
  • Three The Result: Isaac Watts
  • 11. Introduction: Classicism and the Enlightenment
  • 12. The English Enlightenment
  • 13. “Free Philosophy”
  • 14. Sunk Religion
  • 15. Aesthetics
  • 16. The Sublime
  • 17. The Metaphysical Tradition
  • 18. Classicism: The Art of Sinking
  • Conclusion