John Locke and Natural Philosophy

John Locke and Natural Philosophy

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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


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