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Eighteenth Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion

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2017.09.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Louise Hickman, Eighteenth Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism: Reconceiving the Philosophy of Religion, Routledge, 2017, 211pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138652415. Reviewed by Sandrine Bergès, Bilkent University This short volume is ambitious: it aims to offer both a clear and accurate account of a little known slice of the history of philosophy, and an argument for revising the way analytic philosophers conceive of philosophy of religion. I think it succeeds, to a large extent, in doing both. In particular, Louise Hickman offers what seems to me-- a historian of philosophy but not a specialist in the philosophy of religion—useful resources for rethinking some aspects of how natural theology is read and taught. In her introduction, the author proposes that analytic philosophers fail to realize the potential of philosophy of religion by interpreting natural theology's reliance on reason as producing. . .

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