サイツマ、デイビッド
  Sytsma, David Steven
   所属   神学部 神学科
   職種   准教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2018
形態種別 研究論文
査読 査読あり
招待論文 招待あり
標題 Puritan Critics of New Philosophy, ca. 1660-1680
執筆形態 単著
掲載誌名 Reform & Revival
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 21,pp.116-150
概要 Puritanism has often been strongly associated with the rise of modern science and philosophy. This essay provides evidence to the contrary that, at least during the period 1660-1680, several Puritans remained largely hostile to the “new philosophy” associated with René Descartes and Pierre Gassendi. An examination of select writings of the period from Richard Baxter, Robert Ferguson, and Samuel Gott demonstrates the prevalence of suspicion and critique of new philosophy among Puritans until at least 1680. After discussing the general relation of Puritanism to seventeenth-century philosophical transition, this essay highlights some common themes uniting the works of Baxter, Ferguson, and Gott. These three promote philosophical eclecticism, interpret the rise of problematic new philosophical concepts as a revival of ancient errors, and raise specific objections regarding theologically problematic implications of new philosophy.