Walter Charleton

Walter CharletonIn existographies, Walter Charleton (1619-1707) was an English religious apologist, noted for his attempt to reconcile so-called “Gassendist Epicureanism”, the atomic theories of Epicurus as interpreted by Pierre Gassendi, and Christianity. [1]

Overview
Charleton was a friend of Thomas Hobbes and reader of Pierre Gassendi and Johann Helmont.

Quotes | On
The following are Charleton related quotes:

Charleton was the main conduit for the transmission of Epicurean ideas to England.”
— Jon Parker (1999), Science, Religion and Politics in Restoration England: Richard Cumberland's De Legibus Naturae (pg. 149)

References
1. Sheppard, Kenneth. (2015). Anti-Atheism in Early Modern England 1580-1720: The Atheist Answered and His Error Confuted (pgs. 105-106). BRILL.

Further reading
● Charleton, Walter. (1652). The Darkness of Atheism Dispelled by the Light of Nature (txt). Publisher.
● Charleton, Walter. (1654). Hypothesis of Atoms. Publisher.
● Charleton, Walter. (1656). Epicurean Morals. Publisher.
● Charleton, Walter. (1674). Natural History of the Passions. Publisher.
● Charleton, Walter. (1682). The Harmony of Natural and Divine Laws. Publisher.

External links
Walter Charleton – Wikipedia.

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