John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso by Victor NuovoJohn Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso by Victor Nuovo

John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso

byVictor Nuovo

Hardcover | September 30, 2017

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Early modern Europe was the birthplace of the modern secular outlook. During the seventeenth century nature and human society came to be regarded in purely naturalistic, empirical ways, and religion was made an object of critical historical study. John Locke was a central figure in all theseevents. This study of his philosophical thought shows that these changes did not happen smoothly or without many conflicts of belief: Locke, in the role of Christian Virtuoso, endeavoured to resolve them. He was an experimental natural philosopher, a proponent of the so-called "new philosophy", avariety of atomism that emerged in early modern Europe. But he was also a practising Christian, and he professed confidence that the two vocations were not only compatible, but mutually sustaining. He aspired, without compromising his empirical stance, to unite the two vocations in a singlephilosophical endeavour with the aim of producing a system of Christian philosophy.
Victor Nuovo is Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Middlebury College, Vermont, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He taught at Middlebury College from 1962 to 1994. He is the editor John Locke: Writings on Religion (2002) and of the Clarendon Edition of Locke's Vindications of the Reaso...
Title:John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian VirtuosoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:September 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Christian Virtuosity and the Crisis of Atheism1. Francis Bacon and the Origin of Christian Virtuosity2. Robert Boyle, Christian Virtuoso3. Epicurus, Lucretius, and the Crisis of AtheismII. The Philosophy of a Christian Virtuoso4. The Origin of Locke's Essay5. The Philosophy of a Christian Virtuoso I: The New Countenance of Logic6. The Philosophy of a Christian Virtuoso II: Physics7. The Philosophy of a Christian Virtuoso III: Ethics8. The Theology of a Christian VirtuosoConclusion