Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Samuel Clarke" by Timothy Yenter and Ezio Vailati

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Primary Literature

W Clarke, S., 1738, The Works, B. Hoadly (ed.), London; reprint New York: Garland Publishing Co, 2002.
D Clarke, S., 1705, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God And Other Writings, E. Vailati (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
CC Clarke, S., and Collins, A., 1707–1708, The Correspondence of Samuel Clarke and Anthony Collins, W. Uzgalis (ed.), Buffalo, NY: Broadview Press, 2011.
L,C Leibniz, G.W., and Clarke, S., 1715–1716, The Leibniz–Clarke Correspondence, H. G. Alexander (ed.), Manchester, UK: Machester University Press, 1956.
NC North, R. and Clarke, S., 1704–1713, Seeking Truth: Roger North’s Notes on Newton and Correspondence with Clarke, c. 1704–1713, J. C. Kassler (ed.), Farnham: Ashgate Press, 2014.

Secondary Literature


  • Brewster, D., 1855, Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, 2 vols, Edinburgh: Thomas Constable & Co. [Second volume available online.] (Scholar)
  • Ferguson, J. P., 1976, An Eighteenth Century Heretic. Dr Samuel Clarke, Kineton, UK: Roundwood Press. (Scholar)
  • Hoadly, B. (ed.), 1730, Sermons on Several Subjects by Samuel Clarke, D.D., London: W. Botham. [Available online.] (Scholar)
  • Stephen, L., 1881, “Clarke and Wollaston,” A History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century, 2 vols., 2nd ed., London: Smith, Elder, & Co. [Available online.] (Scholar)
  • Stephen, L., and Lee, S., (eds.), 1882, Dictionary of National Biography, London; reprinted by London: Oxford University Press, 1949–50, sub voce. (Scholar)
  • Sykes, A., 1729, “The Elogium of the late truly Learned, Reverend and Pious Samuel Clarke, D.D.,” W. Whiston (ed.), Historical Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Samuel Clarke, 3rd edition, London, 1748. [Available online.] (Scholar)
  • Whiston, W., 1728, A Collection of Authentick Records, London. [Available online.] (Scholar)
  • –––, 1730, Historical Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Samuel Clarke, London. [Available online.] (Scholar)

Metaphysics and Correspondence

Ethics, Religion, and the Boyle Lectures

  • Atkey, A., 1725, Letters Written, in MDCCXXV, to the Rev. Dr. Samuel Clarke, relating to an argument advanced by the Doctor, in his Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, in proof of the Unity of the Deity: with the Doctor’s Answers, London: Daniel Browne, 1745. (Scholar)
  • Dahm, J. J., 1970, “Science and Apologetics in the Early Boyle Lectures,” Church History, 39 (2): 172–186. (Scholar)
  • Force, J. E., 1984, “Hume and the Relation of Science to Religion among Certain Members of the Royal Society,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 45 (4): 517–536. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996, “Samuel Clarke’s Four Categories of Deism, Isaac Newton, and the Bible,” Scepticism in the History of Philosophy, R. Popkin (ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer, 53–74. (Scholar)
  • Jacob, M. C., 1976, The Newtonians and the English Revolution: 1689–1720, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1977, “Newtonianism and the Origins of the Enlightenment: A Reassessment”, Eighteenth Century Studies, 11 (1): 1–25. (Scholar)
  • Kelly, E., 2002, “Moral Agency and Free Choice: Clarke’s Unlikely Success against Hume”, Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, 84 (3): 297–318. (Scholar)
  • Khamara, E. J., 1992, “Hume Versus Clarke on the Cosmological Argument,” The Philosophical Quarterly, 42: 34–55. (Scholar)
  • Le Rossignol, J. E., 1892, The Ethical Philosophy of Samuel Clarke, Leipzig. (Scholar)
  • MacIntosh, J. J., 1997, “The Argument from the Need for Similar or ‘Higher’ Qualities: Cudworth, Locke, and Clarke on God’s Existence,” Enlightenment and Dissent, 16: 29–59. (Scholar)
  • Rowe, W. R., 1997, “Clarke and Leibniz on Divine Perfection and Freedom,” Enlightenment and Dissent, 16: 60–82. (Scholar)
  • Schneewind, J. B., 1997, The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy, New York: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Sidgwick, H., 1886, Outlines of the History of Ethics, London: Macmillan and Co. (Scholar)
  • Snobelen, S., 2001, “‘God of Gods, and Lord of Lords:’ The Theology of Isaac Newton’s General Scholium to the Principia”, Osiris, 16: 169–208. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, “Socinianism and Newtonianism: The Case of Samuel Clarke”, Fausto Sozzini e la Filosofia in Europa, M. Priarolo and M. E. Scribano (eds.), Accademia Senese Degli Intronat. (Scholar)
  • Stewart, L., 1981, “Samuel Clarke, Newtonianism and the Factions of Post-Revolutionary England,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 42: 53–71. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1996, “Seeing through the Scholium: Religion and Reading Newton in the Eighteenth Century”, History of Science, 34 (2): 123–165. (Scholar)
  • Thomas, D. O., 1997, “Reason and Revelation in Samuel Clarke’s Epistemology of Morals,” Enlightenment and Dissent, 16: 114–135. (Scholar)
  • Zebrowski, M. K., 1997, “’Commanded of God, Because ‘tis Holy and Good’: The Christian Platonism and Natural Law of Samuel Clarke,” Enlightenment and Dissent, 16: 3–28. (Scholar)

Influence and Reception

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