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Locke and French Materialism.

Author: John W Yolton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One particular feature of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding - the suggestion that God could add to matter the power of thought - stimulated an extensive debate in Britain between immaterialists (those who defended two substances, mind and matter) and materialists (those who considered matter to be self-active). That debate was also transmitted to the Continent, especially to France, where Locke's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yolton, John W.
Locke and French Materialism.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Yolton
ISBN: 9780198242741 0198242743
OCLC Number: 1027156557
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)

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One particular feature of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding - the suggestion that God could add to matter the power of thought - stimulated an extensive debate in Britain between immaterialists (those who defended two substances, mind and matter) and materialists (those who considered matter to be self-active). That debate was also transmitted to the Continent, especially to France, where Locke's suggestion about thinking matter was given prominence by Voltaire. His defence of the suggestion was in turn attacked by a number of writers, thereby implicating Locke in the growth of mate.

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