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The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England$
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Sarah Rivett

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835241

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838709_Rivett

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Witchcraft Trials: The Death of the Devil and the Specter of Hypocrisy in 1692

Witchcraft Trials: The Death of the Devil and the Specter of Hypocrisy in 1692

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(p.223) 5 Witchcraft Trials: The Death of the Devil and the Specter of Hypocrisy in 1692
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The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England
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Sarah Rivett

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0006

This chapter narrates the 1692 Salem witchcraft trial. On 9 May of that year, George Burroughs was found guilty of torturing several girls, all under the age of 19. According to this chapter, the events at Salem represented an era of emerging Enlightenment modernity, rather than a sign of fading occultism. With the advent of the Radical Enlightenment philosophers René Descartes, Pierre Bayle, Balthazar Bekker, and Spinoza, in the late seventeenth century, the need was felt to firmly distinguish philosophy from theology, which could be the only way to attain certainty.

Keywords:   Salem witchcraft, George Burroughs, Englightenment modernity, Radical Enlightenment, René Descartes, Balthazar Bekker

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