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Author Boeker, Ruth, author.

Title Catharine Trotter Cockburn / Ruth Boeker
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge elements. Elements on women in the history of philosophy
Cambridge Elements. Elements on women in the history of philosophy.
Summary This Element offers the first detailed study of Catharine Trotter Cockburn's philosophy and covers her contributions to philosophical debates in epistemology, metaphysics, moral philosophy, and philosophy of religion. It not only examines Cockburn's view that sensation and reflection are the sources of knowledge, but also how she draws attention to the limitations of human understanding and how she approaches metaphysical debates through this lens. In the area of moral philosophy, this Element argues that it is helpful to take seriously Cockburn's distinction between questions concerning the metaphysical foundation of morality and questions concerning the practice of morality. Moreover, this Element examines Cockburn's religious views and considers her understanding of the relation between morality and religion and her religious views concerning the resurrection and the afterlife
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 10, 2023)
Subject Trotter, Catharine, 1679-1749 -- Religion
SUBJECT Trotter, Catharine, 1679-1749. fast (OCoLC)fst00101221
Subject Religion and ethics.
Religion and ethics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781009049160