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Ideas, qualities, and corpuscles : Locke and Boyle on the external world

Author: Peter Alexander
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study presents a substantial and often radical reinterpretation of some of the central themes of Locke's thought.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Locke; Robert Boyle; Boyle; Locke; Robert Boyle; John Locke; John Locke, philosophe); Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; John Locke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alexander
ISBN: 0521267072 9780521267076 9780521107341 0521107342
OCLC Number: 11045306
Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: 1. Boyle on empirical investigation; 2. Boyle and the peripatetics; 3. Boyle's corpuscular philosophy; Part II: 4. Ideas; 5. Qualities; 6. Which qualities are primary?; 7. Powers; 8. What are secondary qualities?; 9. Observability; 10. Patterns and resemblance; 11. Substance-in-general; 12. Language and meaning; 13. Essences, species and kinds; 14. Knowledge.
Responsibility: Peter Alexander.
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