Clarke, Samuel, 1675-1729

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Birth 1675-10-11
Death 1729-05-17
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English

Biographical notes:

English metaphysician.

From the description of Samuel Clarke papers, 1722. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455822

Theologian, scholar, and philosopher Samuel Clarke was born in Norwich and had a celebrated academic career at Cambridge. He became chaplain to the bishop of Norwich and, later, to Queen Anne. His most ambitious works, the Boyle Lectures, asserted that God's existence could be proven by mathematical logic, and that the principles of morality are as set and consistent as the laws of mathematics. A friend and disciple of Isaac Newton, Clarke wrote or translated several treatises on Newtonian theories. His combination of theology, ethics, and science into rationalism exerted a significant influence on 18th century English thought.

From the description of Samuel Clarke letter to Edmund Curll, readdressed to Henry Dodwell, 1708 Sept. 21. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664573

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Subjects:

  • Church records and registers--England--History--18th century
  • Church of England--Membership
  • Philosophers--18th century--Correspondence
  • Church officers
  • Theologians--18th century--Correspondence
  • Saint James Parish (Westminster)--Membership

Occupations:

  • Metaphysicians

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)