- More, Henry 1614-87
- Leading Cambridge Platonist and early influence on Newton's
philosophy. More was born and educated in
Grantham and went to Christ's
College, Cambridge where he worked for the rest of his life.
More had been the teacher of Dr Clark
and may have met Newton during one of his returns to Grantham.
His writings were certainly an influence on Newton as a student.
More both advocated and criticised parts of the Cartesian philsophy
and this may have led to Newton's significant differences from
Descartes (and most continental scientists.)
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