The Life, Works and Influence of Joseph Butler

By Christopher Cunliffe in September 2013

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Runtime: 25 mins

Christopher Cunliffe discusses the life, works and influence of Joseph Butler highlighting his focus on moral philosophy and theological application to everyday life.

Joseph Butler was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Oxfordshire. He is known, among other things, for his critique of Deism, Thomas Hobbes's egoism, and John Locke's theory of personal identity. Butler influenced many philosophers and religious thinkers, and is widely considered as one of the preeminent English moralists.

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Produced in September 2013. Provisional captions.



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