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Joseph Glanvill

Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680) was an English writer, philosopher, and clergyman. Not himself a scientist, he has been called "the most skillful apologist of the virtuosi", or in other words the leading propagandist for the approach of the English natural philosophers of the later 17th century.

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    The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.
    —Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680)