The Philosophy of Jonathan Edwards: From His Private Notebook

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, May 4, 2009 - Religion - 303 pages
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Originally published posthumously in 1955, Harvey G. Townsend's Philosophy of Jonathan Edwards reprinted some of Edwards' most important early compositions on natural philosophy, "Of Being" and "The Mind," and collected nearly two hundred "Miscellanies" entries, some of them published here for the first time. In his introduction, Townsend points to Edwards' "radical idealism" that derived from Christian Platonism and John Locke rather than George Berkeley, as commonly thought. Townsend's work represents an important sourcebook for Edwards' writings, and his introduction presents a clear picture of mainstream Edwards scholarship at the middle of the twentieth century.
 

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Harvey G. Townsend (1885-1948), who received his doctorate from Cornell University, was a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon, Eugene. His other books included The Principle of Individuality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hill Green (1914), Philosophical Ideas in the United States (1934), and On the History of Philosophy (1946).

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