If Blackloism effectively died in 1707, Thomas White himself has nevertheless in some sense lived on. Longer term influence, or yet more abstract ‘significance’ or ‘relevance’, is so personal and chronologically open ended that it is impossible finally to assess. But it does seem that by the late twentieth century some aspects of White’s thought may have become more generally acceptable than they were in his own lifetime, while other aspects may hold lessons, the importance of which is increasingly recognised.


Seventeenth Century Modern Philosophy Western Science Longe Term Influence Enduring Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverley C. Southgate
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  1. 1.University of HertfordshireUK

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