Locke and French Materialism

Oxford University Press (1991)
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This book tells for the first time the long and complex story of the involvement of Locke's suggestion that God could add to matter the power of thought in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding in the growth of French materialism. There is a discussion of the 'affaire de Prades', in which Locke's name was linked with a censored thesis at the Faculty of Theology in Paris. The similarities and differences between English "thinking matter" and the French "matiere pensante" of the philosophes are also discussed.
Keywords Materialism History  Philosophy, French  Philosophy, French
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Call number B1925.M25.Y64 1991
ISBN(s) 0198242743   9780198242741  
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