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Samuel Clarke

Samuel Clarke, 1675–1729, English philosopher and divine. His chief interest was rational theology, and, although a critic of the deists, he was in sympathy with some of their ideas. He supported the theories of Newton and argued with Leibniz in defense of the existence of absolute space. Clarke maintained that ethical law is as constant as mathematical law. His published works include many translations, lectures, sermons, and commentaries. The Leibniz correspondence was published in 1717.

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Leibniz & Clarke: A Study of Their Correspondence
Ezio Vailati.
Oxford University Press, 1997
The Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence: Together with Extracts from Newton's Principia and Opticks
Newton; H. G. Alexander; Samuel Clarke.
Manchester University Press, 1956
The Cambridge Companion to Newton
I. Bernard Cohen; George E. Smith.
Cambridge University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 16 "Newton and the Leibniz-Clarke Correspondence"
God and Government in An 'Age of Reason'
David Nicholls.
Routledge, 1995
Librarian’s tip: "Samuel Clarke" begins on p. 168
Archetypal Heresy: Arianism through the Centuries
Maurice Wiles.
Clarendon Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "The Moderate Arianism of Samuel Clarke" begins on p. 110
Eastern Wisdom and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England
G. J. Toomer.
Oxford University, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Samuel Clarke" begins on p. 226
The Golden Rule
Jeffrey Wattles.
Oxford University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "A Rule of Reason and Eternal Relations: Samuel Clarke" begins on p. 82
Religious Liberalism in Eighteenth-Century England
Roland N. Stromberg.
Oxford University Press, 1954
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Samuel Clarke begins on p. 38
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