Peter Anstey presents an innovative study of John Locke's views on the method and content of natural philosophy -- the study of the natural world. He argues that Locke was an advocate of the Experimental Philosophy: the new approach to natural philosophy championed by the scientists of the Royal Society who were opposed to speculative philosophy.Second, there is a number of passages in the Essay where Locke tacitly accepts the truth of the corpuscularian hypothesis in order to make a point with regard to his broader philosophical concerns. A nice example is in E II. viii. 22, where hisanbsp;...
|Title||:||John Locke and Natural Philosophy|
|Author||:||Peter R. Anstey|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2011-03-31|