Michael B. Foster

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For the former governor of Louisiana, see Mike Foster.

Michael Beresford Foster (1903-1959) was a tutor in philosophy of Oxford University's Christ Church. For a period up until his death he was the chairman of the British Student Christian Movement.[1] His works remain important to the history of science.


Further reading

Creation, Nature, and Political Order in the Philosophy of Michael Foster (1903-1959): The Classic Mind Articles and Others, with Modern Critical Essays, Cameron Wybrow, Michael Beresford Foster, E. Mellen Press, 1993, ISBN 0773492070, 347 pages

  1. biographical paragraph in The Christian Scholar, Volume XLI, Number 3, September 1958, page 361
  2. "These articles provide a philosophical analysis of the relation between various docrines of God and their respective philosophies of nature. [Foster] specifically connects the voluntaristic doctrine of God with early modern natural philosophy (Empiricism)...his articles are the basis of some later works which do apply his analysis to seventeenth-century England." Quoted from Science and Religion in the English Speaking World, 1600-1727 A Bibliographic Guide to the Secondary Literature, Richard S. Brooks & David K. Himrod, Scarecrow Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8108-4011-1, p.139