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

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Margaret Atherton
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999 - Philosophy - 258 pages
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This collection of essays on themes in the work of John Locke (1632-1704), George Berkeley (1685-1753), and David Hume (1711-1776), provides a deepened understanding of major issues raised in the Empiricist tradition. In exploring their shared belief in the experiential nature of mental constructs, The Empiricists illuminates the different methodologies of these great Enlightenment philosophers and introduces students to important metaphysical and epistemological issues including the theory of ideas, personal identity, and skepticism. It will be especially useful in courses devoted to the history of modern philosophy. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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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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