The True Intellectual System of the Universe: the First Part; Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism is Confuted; and its Impossibility Demonstrated.

By: Cudworth, Ralph

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First edition. [20], 84, 97-899, [86] pp. [1] leaf of plates. Pagination eccentric but signatures all in order. Mostly in 6s and 4s. A small thick folio, 11. 75" (29. 5 cm) in full leather. 6 raised bands with gilt in the compartments (faint) red leather spine label. Joints cracking but cord still strong. Interior marbled end papers with bookplate of Ferguson of Raith (probably Robert Fergunson 1769-1840) , Lord Lieutenant of the county of Fife and an amateur geologist. Bottom corner of frontis plate broken off, small hole in the border of the title page, small old pen marginalia throughout, repair in bottom margin p25 (leaf D) , corner off S5, small repair margin T1. Lacking the ad leaf at the end, as is common. In English with occasional Greek and Latin, and Hebrew. The 1st and only edition. Cudword (1617-1688) was an English theologian and philospher who became the leading exponent of Cambridge Platonism. The Cambridge Platonists were a group of English seventeenth-century thinkers associated with the University of Cambridge. The most important philosophers among them were Henry More (1614–1687) and Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688) . They were often theologians as well as classical philosophers and they were convinced of the compatability of reason and faith. This was Cudworth's first major work and it aroused strong feelings, and was commented upon by the likes of Dryden, Newton, Locke, Leibniz, Coleridge and Hegel. It covers the genesis of both Atomism and Atheism from antiquity to modern times and includes discussions on biology, psychology, botany, physics, and philosophy. In one section he argues that existence of the spiritual world is confirmed by the presence of witches, magicians and "demoniacks," he talks about demons, angels and embodied spirits in a number of other sections and the Pythagorick Cabbala in another. Heavy for international shipping. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 899 pages

Title: The True Intellectual System of the Universe: the First Part; Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism is Confuted; and its Impossibility Demonstrated.

Author Name: Cudworth, Ralph

Categories: Philosophy,Social Sciences, Religion - Theology, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Richard Royston: 1678

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10629

Keywords: Atheism Platonism Atomism Proof Of God,