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Locke's Essay and the rhetoric of science

Author: Peter Walmsley
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2003.
Series: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With the help of Locke's notebooks, letters, and journals, Peter Walmsley reconstructs Locke's scientific career, including his early work with the chemist Robert Boyle and the physician Thomas Sydenham. He demonstrates too how the Essay embodies in its form and language many of the preoccupations of the science of its day, from the emerging discourses of experimentation and empirical taxonomy to developments in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: John Locke; John Locke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Walmsley
ISBN: 0838755437 9780838755433
OCLC Number: 50844028
Description: 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Writing a natural history of mind --
Embryology and the progress of the understanding --
Experimental essays --
Wit and hypothesis --
Dispute and conversation --
Civil and philosophic discourse.
Series Title: Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Peter Walmsley.
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This book shows how, in his enormously influential 'Essay concerning Human Understanding' (1689), John Locke embraces the new rhetoric of seventeenth-century natrual philosophy, adopting the  Read more...


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