"Henry More, (1614-1687) ""English philosopher, one of the foremost representatives of the school of Cambridge Platonists. His writings emphasized the mystical and theosophic phases of that philosophy, and as he grew older mysticism dominated his writings. Newton studied under him, and his concept of space and time as ""the sense organs of God"" greatly influenced Newton's theory of absolute space and time.""--""More, Henry."" The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 . ""In his day More came to be regarded as one of England's leading contemporary philosophers. One of the first proponents of Cartesianism, he attacked Thomas Hobbes and Baruch Spinoza and was an enthusiast for the new science of Galileo and the Royal Society. His own philosophy owes much to Plato and Plotinus and is largely dedicated to the defense of religious belief against the twin forces of skepticism and atheism.""--Hutton, Sarah: ""More, Henry (1614-1687)."" Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 . ""In theology More was a moderate latitudinarian, known for piety and an almost saintly nature. He wrote extensively against sectarians and enthusiasts, for their uncharitable doctrinal wrangling and their depreciation of reason in religion, and against the Roman Catholic Church, on the usual contemporary grounds. He concerned himself particularly with the interpretation of prophetic and apocalyptic Scriptures... A factor in More's return to philosophy was his discovery, sometime before 1647, of Descartes, whose writings seemed to show how to combine a scientific interest in nature with a primary concern for vindicating the reality of God and immortal human souls.... he conceived his main philosophical mission to be the refutation of mechanistic materialism. Appropriately, More's first major work was An Antidote Against Atheisme (1652), one of the most prominent early responses to Thomas Hobbes. More's opposition to mechanism eventually led him to a repudiation (in large part) of Descartes... The Immortality of the Soul is actually an elaborate treatise on the nature, kinds, and habits of spirits-by far More's most systematic work-in which many doctrines of Descartes and others are criticized. It defies summary.""--""More, Henry."" Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2008. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2015 . We are pleased to offer this collection of Henry More's Philosophical Writings. (17841) Title page is printed in red and black. There are a few woodcut initial letters. There are about a dozen simple line figures printed in the text. Bound in contemporary calf boards in Cambridge style in blind, recently rebacked with raised bands and without title label, 3 of 4 corners recornered, worn through at other corner, original leather checked and rubbed, 1 start, new free endpapers, damp stain in gutter and top margins of some pages, light foxing, title lightly soiled, internal tear to C2 repaired, a couple of pages with old ink annotations in margin. Collation: a6, b-c4, A-Xxx6. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, iii-xxvii Preface, (1) blank; (1) title--Antidote, (1) blank, (4) dedication, 1-142; (1) title--Appendix to, (1) blank, 145-190, (11) Contents of Antidote, (1) blank; (1) title--Enthusiasmus, (1) blank, 1-48, (3) Contents-Enthusiasm, (1) blank; (1) title--Des Cartes, (1) blank, 55-133, (1) blank; title--Immortality, (1) blank, (3) dedication, (1) blank, 1-234, (11) contents, (1) blank; (1) title--Cabbalistica, (1) blank, (4) dedication, 1-39, (1) blank, (1) title--Defence Cabbala, (1) blank, 43-184, (9) contents--Cabbala; (9) Index to entire volume in small print. Each item has a separate dated title page. There is an index for the entire work at the end. Wing M2646. Online ESTC Cit. #R188746."
Title: "A Collection Of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More Fellow of Christ's Colledge in Cambridge. As Namely, His Antidote against Atheism. Appendix to the said Antidote. Enthusiasmus Triumphatus. Letters to Des-Cartes, &c. Immortality of the Soul. Conjectura Cabbalistica. [The words ""Antidote... Cabbalistica.' are gathered by a left brace on the title page.] The second Edition more correct and much enlarged. [8 lines: two quotes in Greek from Aristotles Ethics] "
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