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XII. Hobbes and Contemporary Philosophy

§ 15. Joseph Glanvill

Other writers of the period showed the influence of the new ideas. From the scholastic point of view, Samuel Parker, bishop of Oxford, criticised both Hobbes and Descartes, a treatise on Cartesianism having been published in England in 1675 by Antoine Legrand, of Douay, a Franciscan friar and member of the English mission. In his Court of the Gentiles (1669–77), Theophilus Gale traced all ancient learning and philosophy to the Hebrew scriptures. John Pordage wrote a number of works, the mysticism of which was inspired by Jacob Boehme.