Full Text

Clarke, Samuel (1675–1729)


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


Extract

English rationalist philosopher and natural theologian, born in Norwich, rector of St James, Westminster. Clarke was an early exponent of Newton's scientific achievements and defended them in correspondence with Leibniz. In his ethical writings, he argued for the objectivity of moral qualities and relations and held that we could have rational knowledge of these on the analogy of our mathematical knowledge. His works include A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God (1704–5), A Discourse concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion and the Truth and Certainty of Christian Revelation (1706), and The Leibniz–Clarke Correspondence (1717). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

Log In

You are not currently logged-in to Blackwell Reference Online

If your institution has a subscription, you can log in here:

 

     Forgotten your password?

Find out how to subscribe.

Your library does not have access to this title. Please contact your librarian to arrange access.


[ access key 0 : accessibility information including access key list ] [ access key 1 : home page ] [ access key 2 : skip navigation ] [ access key 6 : help ] [ access key 9 : contact us ] [ access key 0 : accessibility statement ]

Blackwell Publishing Home Page

Blackwell Reference Online ® is a Blackwell Publishing Inc. registered trademark
Technology partner: Semantico Ltd.

Blackwell Publishing and its licensors hold the copyright in all material held in Blackwell Reference Online. No material may be resold or published elsewhere without Blackwell Publishing's written consent, save as authorised by a licence with Blackwell Publishing or to the extent required by the applicable law.

Back to Top