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Published: 07 December 2021

248 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197613009

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Materialism from Hobbes to Locke

Stewart Duncan

  • Provides an accessible history of a seventeenth century philosophical debate about the nature of the human mind
  • Offers a different perspective on early modern philosophical discussions, by asking how things look if we start from Hobbes
  • Explores the work of three philosophers who were historically and philosophically important critics of Hobbes, but are less often discussed: Henry More, Ralph Cudworth, and Margaret Cavendish
  • Helps one better understand the arguments of John Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding, by seeing his work in the light of earlier debates on materialism