Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Absolute TimeRifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Emily Thomas

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198807933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198807933.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 April 2021

Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690–1704

Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690–1704

(p.150) 8 Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690–1704
Absolute Time

Emily Thomas

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers British reactions to absolutism between the 1690 publication of Locke’s Essay and the 1704 delivery of Clarke’s Boyle lectures. These reactions tended to focus on absolutism about space rather than time, and they were extremely mixed. Thinkers such as William King, Joseph Raphson, Richard Bentley, and John Keill adopt absolutism about time, duration, or space. Their absolutisms draw on various sources, including Gassendi, Henry More, and Newton. Of these absolutisms, the Newtonian strain would prove the most influential. In contrast to these early advocates, thinkers such as Richard Burthogge, John Sergeant, and John Toland reject absolutism, advancing a variety of metaphysical and theological worries.

Keywords:   Absolutism, William King, Joseph Raphson, Richard Bentley, John Keill, Richard Burthogge, John Sergeant, John Toland

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .