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Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion
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Price's philosophy of political liberty, and Wollstonecraft's feminism, both grounded in a Platonic conception of freedom, are perfectionist and radical rather than liberal. This has important implications for understanding the political nature of eighteenth-century theology: they represent not so much a shaking off of religion by secular rationality but a challenge to religious hegemony. By distinguishing Price and Wollstonecraft from other forms of rationalism including deism and Socinianism, this book takes issue with the popular division of eighteenth-century philosophy into rationalistic and empirical strands and, through considering the influence of the Cambridge Platonists, draws attention to an alternative philosophy of religion that lies between both empiricism and discursive inference.
Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism by Louise Hickman was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in October 2016. The ISBN for Eighteenth-Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism is 9781138652415.
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|Page last updated||22nd August 2017|
|Author / Artist||Louise Hickman|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis Ltd (October 2016)|
|Number of Pages||232|