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Clarke, Samuel,

1675–1729, English philosopher and divine. His chief interest was rational theology, and, although a critic of the deists, he was in sympathy with some of their ideas. He supported the theories of Newton and argued with Leibniz in defense of the existence of absolute space. Clarke maintained that ethical law is as constant as mathematical law. His published works include many translations, lectures, sermons, and commentaries. The Leibniz correspondence was published in 1717.
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The resulting theory is a surprising combination of doctrines that appear to be based on Samuel Clarke's libertarian account of free will and doctrines that are reminiscent of the compatibilist accounts of John Locke, Anthony Collins, Gottfried Leibniz, and Thomas Hobbes.
Samuel Clarke (1675-1729) foi um dos mais respeitados pensadores ingleses de seu tempo.
Oasis Spear won a 1m11/2f Wolverhampton maiden on his final start under Baker last August and was off the course for the remainder of last season until reappearing under Samuel Clarke at Ascot in April.
The letter reveals that Hesilrige was ordered to send 900 men to Samuel Clarke, a ship's master, to be transported to Virginia, where they were to be sold.
"I've lived here my whole life, and I never got to come up here," said Kellie Ferguson, 24, who enjoyed poking around with her toddler Samuel Clarke and other family members.
"It's pretty easy for someone to look over your shoulder while you're unlocking your phone and see your password," said Samuel Clarke, another College of Computing student on the research team.
Sarah Hutton questions the extent to which Chatelet was antipathetic to Samuel Clarke, Clarke having been a key figure in the polarization of Newtonian and Leibnizian camps, whereas Chatelet attempted to reconcile them in the Institutions.
Peter Lake provides one of the best essays in the book in his account of Samuel Clarke's various published collections of religious lives, spread over more than two decades, and makes a convincing case for seeing these publications as sources not only for individual lives--they have already been much quarried in that respect--but for the genre of biography itself, especially exemplary biography, and society's expectations of it at this time.
Most of his grand projects were not completed, George I declined to invite him to England, and the calculus priority dispute escalated in accusations of plagiarism, though it also gave rise to the penetrating correspondence between Leibniz and Samuel Clarke. The relative indifference of his countrymen at his death in 1716 was grossly out of proportion with his intellectual achievements.
Working against MacDonald's claims that "Anglican works on the consolation of religious melancholy all tended to foreground the medical understanding of melancholic religious thoughts," Schmidt contends instead that advice offered by writers such as Gilbert Burnet and Samuel Clarke "hardly consists of a dismissal of the religious melancholic as a merely medical problem" (100, 101).
Emlyn was undoubtedly one of the inspirations for one of the eighteenth century's leading Anglican Arian, Samuel Clarke. Although they only met after Clarke's Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity was published in 1713, the similarity of Emlyn's work to Clarke's cannot be overlooked.