Epistola ... ad V.C. quæ apologiam complectitur pro Cartesio, quæque introductionis loco esse poterit ad universam philosophiam Cartesianam.

More (Henry)

Epistola ... ad V.C. quæ apologiam complectitur pro Cartesio, quæque introductionis loco esse poterit ad universam philosophiam Cartesianam.

Description: FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, woodcut diagram in text, perforated stamp to title (John Crerar Library) and other marks of this provenance, some damp staining, pp. [ii], 45, 8vo, modern calf-backed marbled boards, sound

Publication Details: J. Flesher, 1664

Notes: Although entitled 'an introduction to the whole of Cartesian philosophy', and ostensibly a defence of Descartes against accusations of atheism, the work marks the beginning of More's opposition to mechanistic materialism which later led to his attack on Boyle's hydrostatics. Born at Grantham, the site of Newton's schooldays, More knew Newton well at Cambridge. 'It has long been suspected that the young Newton was much influenced by More and his friends ... Koyré has argued that More gave 'to the new science' ... some of the most important elements of its metaphysical foundations. Two such ide...more

Bibliography: (ESTC R32118)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1664

Stock Number: 46867

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