Jonathan Swift and the Age of Compromise

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Index
For the reader's convenience, all titles are put in italics, whether or not italicized in the text.
Addison, Joseph, 10, 15, 17
Aesop, 125, 126, 140
Alexander the Great, 139, 173
Anne, Queen, 17, 108
Arbuthnot, John: Know Yourself,72, 153, 207-208; Swift's affection for him, 5, 72, 87
Aristotle, 17, 122, 125
Athenian Society, 25
Bacon Francis: Novum Organum, 126- 127; Swift's opinion of him, 123, 125; mentioned, 34
Bathurst, Allen, Earl, 10
Baxter, Richard, 86
Bayle, Pierre, 77, 79
Beddoes, Thomas, 3
Bellori, Giovanni Pietro: quoted by Dryden, 22
Bentley, Richard, 120, 123, 128
Blake, William, 38
Blount, Martha, 88
Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount: relations with Swift, 71-74, 190; with Pope, 72; on the nature of man, 73, 75- 76; on self-love, 71, 73-74; on reason, 189; on Montaigne, 73; opinion of Gulliver's Travels, 73; mentioned, 2, 4, 6, 7, 50, 65, 66, 68, 81, 89, 90, 155, 187, 188, 200, 206
Boswell James: Life of Johnson, 8, 104
Boyer, Abel: on Sir William Temple, 102
Boyle, Charles, 122, 128
Boyle, Robert: parodied by Swift, 58, 145
Browne, Sir Thomas, 50
Bruno, Giordano, 21
Burnet Thomas: Telluris Theoria Sacra, 127-128; mentioned, 166
Burton Robert: The Anatomy of Melancholy, 15-17
Butler, Joseph, Bishop of Durham: on the passions, 45-46; mentioned, 208
Caligula, 104
Cambridge Platonists, 30-32, 38
Casaubon, Meric, 128
Charles I, 106
Chetwode, Knightley, 9
Chillingworth, William, 32
Clarke, Samuel, 46, 172
Collins, Anthony, 30, 33, 49, 90, 182
Cope, Mrs. Robert, 152, 162
Cowley, Abraham, 123, 124
Cudworth, Ralph: on reasons, 31, 41; mentioned, 38
Cyrano de Bergerac, 178
Davis, Herbert, 15
Defoe, Daniel, 11
Deism, Deists: reason in, 28-30, 33, 35, 58-60; Swift's objections to, 37-38, 49, 59-60; connection with Stoicism, 46-48; in La Terre Australe Connue, 180-184; in Gulliver's Travels, 187-190, 196, 206; mentioned, 64, 81, 91, 194
Denham, Sir John, 123
Descartes, René: as "system-maker," 17, 60, 125; on reason, 27, 58; sceptical method in, 55-56; mentioned, 48, 68, 139, 140, 143, 155, 172
Donne, John, 17
Dryden, John: relation to contemporary thought, 19-20, 23-24, 27, 48; compared to Swift, 23-26, 43, 45; on reason, 28- 30, 38; scepticism in, 49, 52; Annus Mirabilis, 20; Aureng-Zebe, 20; Parallel of Poetry and Painting, 22; Religio Laici, 28-29, 33; The Hind and the Panther, 52; To My Honored Friend Sir Robert Howard, 20, 25; mentioned, 10, 30, 34, 122, 124
Elizabeth, Queen, 106
Epictetus, 207
Epicureanism, Epicurus, 48, 141, 207
Erick, Abigail, mother of Dean Swift, 4
Euclid, 122
Eugenius Philalethes. See Vaughan, Thomas
Fénelon, François de la Mothe, 68
Fielding, Henry: handling of characters compared to that of Swift, 11
Floyd, Biddy, 152
Foigny Gabriel de: La Terre Australe Connue, 179-183, 184-186, 189
Gay John: The Shepherd's Week, 149; mentioned, 5, 73
Germain, Lady Betty, 101
Gilbert Claude: Histoire de Calejava, 179
Gilbert, William, 166
Glanvill, Joseph: scepticism in, 49-50, 51, 53; on Descartes, 55; on "prejudices," 56; Against Confidence in Philosophy, 53; An Apology for Philosophy, 57-58;

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents *
  • Chapter I - The Need for Compromise 1
  • Chapter II - The Ordering Mind 19
  • Chapter III - Reason and Virtue 43
  • Chapter IV - The Treasure of Baseness in Man 64
  • Chapter V - The Individual and the State 91
  • Chapter VI - Giddy Circumstance 118
  • Chapter VII - Animal Rationis Capax 154
  • Conclusion 210
  • Notes 219
  • Index 235
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