Samuel Clarke

[Revised entry by Timothy Yenter and Ezio Vailati on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Samuel Clarke (1675 - 1729) was the most influential British philosopher in the
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[Revised entry by Timothy Yenter and Ezio Vailati on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Samuel Clarke (1675 - 1729) was the most influential British philosopher in the generation between Locke and Berkeley. His philosophical interests were mostly in metaphysics, theology, and ethics. In all three areas he was very critical of Hobbes, Spinoza, and Toland. Deeply influenced by both Newton and Descartes, Clarke was however publicly critical of Descartes' metaphysics of space and body because Descartes' identifying body with extension and removing final...

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