From Descartes to Locke
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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Berkeley, George, -- 1685-1753.,
  • Hume, David, -- 1711-1776.,
  • Kant, Immanuel, -- 1724-1804.

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Statementedited by T.V. Smith and Marjorie Grene.
SeriesPhilosophersspeak for themselves
ContributionsGrene, Marjorie, 1910-, Smith, T. V. 1890-1964.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17153630M

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Rene Descartes, French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who has been called the father of modern philosophy. He was among the first to abandon Scholastic Aristotelianism by formulating the first modern version of mind-body dualism and by applying an original system of methodical doubt. Descartes had his fair share of opposing philosophers, but one of his main critiques was in the person of John Locke. I do not totally agree with his proposition that only the mind can produce certain knowledge and that our senses are always under the attack of the devil that deceives us. John Locke questions philosophers like René Descartes. Locke argues that the human mind doesn’t have innate, intuitive ideas but much rather humans are born with reasoning. Locke believes that humans are not born with basic principles of logic such as . The First Person: Descartes, Locke and Mind-Body Dualism Show all authors. Sylvana Tomaselli. Sylvana Tomaselli. King's College, Cambridge we are said to “owe the notion of ‘the mind’” to Descartes and the latter is characterized throughout the book as providing the beginning of .

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While clearly building on and stepping on his predecessors, most notably Hobbes and Rene Descartes, Locke deals broadly with ideas, language, and how people come into knowledge, and sets the stage for a new phase of philosophy entering the 18th century. Descartes agreed, but he reduced the types of substances in the world from an innumerable mass to only three - God, mind, and Body. Locke grapples with the notion of substance in Book II of the Essay, where he mocks both the Scholastic and Cartesian views, but . Essay IV John Locke Chapter i: Knowledge in general on them. [For Locke ‘comparing x with y’ is just bringing x and y together in a single thought, not necessarily likening them to one another. We use ‘compare’ in that way in the expression ‘get together to compare notes’.] 6. The third sort of agreement or disagreement that the mind. In his book “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” John Locke contends against innate ideas utilizing various arguments. The pragmatists trusted that genuine knowledge came through experience and philosophers, for example, Descartes believed in the presence of ideas and information at childbirth (Locke & Yolton, , p. 78).