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Locke's touchy subjects : materialism and immortality

Author: Nicholas Jolley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Nicholas Jolley shows that the mind-body problem and the nature of personal immortality are more central to Locke's philosophy than has been realized. He argues that Locke takes up unorthodox positions in both cases, and holds that Locke's criticisms of Descartes were controversial responses to challenging metaphysical and theological issues.
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Jolley, Nicholas.
Locke's touchy subjects.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014953833
(OCoLC)896862393
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Jolley
ISBN: 9780191056871 0191056871 9780191056888 019105688X 9780191800634 0191800635
OCLC Number: 911194987
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Dull Souls ; 3. Animals ; 4. Substance ; 5. Thinking Matter ; 6. An Eternal Thinking Being ; 7. Personal Identity and Resurrection ; 8. Mortalism and Immortality ; Bibliography ; Index
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