The Religious Rationalism of Benjamin Whichcote

  title={The Religious Rationalism of Benjamin Whichcote},
  author={Michael B. Gill},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  pages={271 - 300}
  • Michael B. Gill
  • Published 1999
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
Soulignant l'influence de la pensee de B. Whichcote (1609-83) sur les deux courants rationaliste et sentimentaliste de la theorie morale anglaise du XVIII e siecle, l'A. souleve le paradoxe du christianisme et du theisme qui apparait comme un conflit inevitable a la fois pour le fondateur du platonisme de l'ecole Cambridge et pour l'ensemble des rationalistes du XVII e siecle. Examinant la conception anti-volontariste de Dieu et l'affirmation ontologique de la rationalite de la religion chez… Expand
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