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Secondary Qualities

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250920
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250924.003.0005

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)

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Gives an exposition of the view of Descartes and Locke about the nature of secondary qualities. Of the many interpretations of these texts, one is supreme: it fits far more of the texts than any other, it alone satisfies the demands of corpuscularianism, and it alone is true.

Keywords: corpuscularianism; Descartes; Locke; secondary qualities

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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