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Oxford Philosophical Club

Index Oxford Philosophical Club

The Oxford Philosophical Club refers to a group of natural philosophers, mathematicians, physicians, virtuosi and dilettanti gathering around John Wilkins FRS (1614–1672) at Oxford in the period 1649 to 1660. [1]

35 relations: Blair Worden, Christopher Wren, Daniel Coxe, Divine providence, Gresham College and the formation of the Royal Society, Hobbes–Wallis controversy, John Aubrey, John Conant, John Wallis, John Wilkins, Jonathan Goddard, Lawrence Rooke, Lisa Jardine, List of Wadham College people, Mathematician, Matthew Wren (writer), Nathaniel Hodges, Natural philosophy, Physician, Puritans, Ralph Bathurst, Ralph Greatorex, Richard Lower (physician), Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, Royal Society, Seth Ward (bishop of Salisbury), Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Sprat, Thomas Willis, University of Oxford, Walter Pope, William Holder, William Neile, William Petty.

Blair Worden

Alastair Blair Worden, FBA (born 12 January 1945), usually known by his middle name Blair, is a historian, among the leading authorities on the period of the English Civil War and on relations between literature and history more generally in the early modern period.

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Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren PRS FRS (–) was an English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history.

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Daniel Coxe

Dr.

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Divine providence

In theology, divine providence, or just providence, is God's intervention in the universe.

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Gresham College and the formation of the Royal Society

The Gresham College group was a loose collection of scientists in England of the 1640s and 1650s, a precursor to the Royal Society of London.

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Hobbes–Wallis controversy

The Hobbes–Wallis controversy was a polemic debate that continued from the mid-1650s well into the 1670s, between the philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the mathematician John Wallis.

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John Aubrey

John Aubrey (12 March 1626 – 7 June 1697) was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer.

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John Conant

Rev.

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John Wallis

John Wallis (3 December 1616 – 8 November 1703) was an English clergyman and mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal calculus.

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John Wilkins

John Wilkins, (16141672) was an Anglican clergyman, natural philosopher and author, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society.

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Jonathan Goddard

Jonathan Goddard (1617–1675) was an English physician, known both as army surgeon to the forces of Oliver Cromwell, and as an active member of the Royal Society.

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Lawrence Rooke

Lawrence Rooke (also Laurence) (1622–26 June 1662) was an English astronomer and mathematician.

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Lisa Jardine

Lisa Anne Jardine (née Bronowski; 12 April 1944 – 25 October 2015) was a British historian of the early modern period.

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List of Wadham College people

A list of Wadham College, Oxford people, including alumni, Fellows, Deans and Wardens of the College.

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Mathematician

A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.

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Matthew Wren (writer)

Matthew Wren (20 August 1629 – 14 June 1672) was an English politician and writer.

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Nathaniel Hodges

Nathaniel Hodges M.D. (1629–1688) was an English physician, known for his work during the Great Plague of London and his written account Loimologia of it.

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Natural philosophy

Natural philosophy or philosophy of nature (from Latin philosophia naturalis) was the philosophical study of nature and the physical universe that was dominant before the development of modern science.

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Physician

A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

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Puritans

The Puritans were English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.

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Ralph Bathurst

Ralph Bathurst, FRS (1620 – 14 June 1704) was an English theologian and physician.

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Ralph Greatorex

Ralph Greatorex (c.1625–1675),Sarah Bendall, 'Greatorex, Ralph (c.1625–1675)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 was a mathematical instrument maker.

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Richard Lower (physician)

Richard Lower (1631 – 17 January 1691) was an English physician who heavily influenced the development of medical science.

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Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor.

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Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (– 3 March 1703) was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.

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Royal Society

The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society.

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Seth Ward (bishop of Salisbury)

Seth Ward (1617 – 6 January 1689) was an English mathematician, astronomer, and bishop.

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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher who is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy.

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Thomas Sprat

Thomas Sprat, FRS (1635 – 20 May 1713) was an English churchman, Bishop of Rochester from 1684.

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Thomas Willis

Thomas Willis (27 January 1621 – 11 November 1675) was an English doctor who played an important part in the history of anatomy, neurology and psychiatry.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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Walter Pope

Walter Pope (c. 1627 – 1714) was an English astronomer and poet.

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William Holder

William Holder FRS (1616 – 24 January 1698) was an English clergyman and music theorist of the 17th century.

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William Neile

William Neile (7 December 1637 – 24 August 1670) was an English mathematician and founder member of the Royal Society.

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William Petty

Sir William Petty FRS (Romsey, 26 May 1623 – 16 December 1687) was an English economist, physician, scientist and philosopher.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Philosophical_Club

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