Henry More ja hinge rännak läbi eri tüüpi kehade
In this thesis, my aim is to reconstruct the metaphysics of 17th century Cambridge Platonist Henry More. Though an influential figure in his time, More has been mostly forgotten by now. First, to better understand where More is coming from, I give necessary background information about the changes that philosophy went through in the 17th century. Then I give detailed overview of More’s metaphysical system and all the different types on entities – spirits and bodies – that it consists of. After giving that overview, I focus on human souls and show how they interact with each other and the world around them. First human souls fall away from god’s grace in search of something more material. As they find themselves in earthly body though, they discover that it is not a good place to be and start their journey back to god. Although I think there are some internal problems in More’s philosophy – namely his argument from prejudices does not always work the way he intends to and his philosophy could open the door to possibility of reincarnation – I only discuss them briefly because my aim is to describe More’s philosophy as it is, and not to construct something that it could have been.
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