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The Empiricists: Critical Essays on Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
     

The Empiricists: Critical Essays on Locke, Berkeley, and Hume

by Margaret Atherton (Editor), M R. Ayers (Contribution by), Phillip D. Cummins (Contribution by), Robert Fogelin (Contribution by), Don Garrett (Contribution by)
 
This new collection of essays on themes in the work of John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume is intended to provide a deepened understanding of major issues raised in the Empiricist tradition. It introduces students to important metaphysical and epistemological issues including the theory of ideas, personal identity and skepticism, through the best of

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This new collection of essays on themes in the work of John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume is intended to provide a deepened understanding of major issues raised in the Empiricist tradition. It introduces students to important metaphysical and epistemological issues including the theory of ideas, personal identity and skepticism, through the best of contemporary scholarship.

Author Biography: Margaret Atherton is professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She is the author of "Berkeley's Revolution and Vision" and the editor of "Women Philosophers of Early Modern Europe".

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Booknews
Reprints essays on such topics as: Locke on perceiving "things"; the structure of Locke's general philosophy; Locke, law, and the law of nature; Berkeley's ideas of sense; whether Berkeley completely misunderstood the basis of the primary-secondary quality distinction in Locke; Berkelian idealism and impossible performances; Berkeley's notion of spirit; the representation of causation and Hume's two definitions of ; and Hume's inductive skepticism. The editor's introduction provides an account of the important ideas of these three thinkers, with an emphasis on continuing controversies regarding interpretation. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847689125
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.83(d)

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Margaret Atherton is professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She is the author of Berkeley's Revolution and Vision and the editor of Women Philosophers of Early Modern Europe.

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