Science, Religion and Politics in Restoration England: Richard Cumberlands de Legibus Naturae Jon Parkin

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Science, Religion and Politics in Restoration England: Richard Cumberlands de Legibus Naturae  by  Jon Parkin

Science, Religion and Politics in Restoration England: Richard Cumberlands de Legibus Naturae by Jon Parkin
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Richard Cumberland is one of the seventeenth centurys most interesting political theorists. His masterpiece, the De legibus naturae(1672), has rarely been examined on its own terms, but by tracing the political, religious and intellectualMoreRichard Cumberland is one of the seventeenth centurys most interesting political theorists. His masterpiece, the De legibus naturae(1672), has rarely been examined on its own terms, but by tracing the political, religious and intellectual circumstances of the composition of this puzzling work, and showing its importance as a critique of Thomas Hobbes, author of the Leviathan, Dr Parkin demonstrates how Cumberland created a new political and ethical theory which absorbed and neutralised many of Hobbess insights.

He also examines the science of the Royal Society as a basis for Cumberlands natural law theory and its influence on such thinkers as Samuel Pufendorf and John Locke. Overall, the book provides an important new perspective on the interaction of science, religion and politics in Restoration England.Dr JON PARKIN teaches in the Department of History at Kings College, London.



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