Chapter

The French Connection

John W. Yolton

in LOCKE AND FRENCH MATERIALISM

Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780198242741
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680557 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242741.003.0003
The French Connection

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • History of Western Philosophy

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter explores Voltaire's role, in his private correspondence as well as in Letter XIII, in the dissemination in France of Locke's suggestion. The Letter XIII opens with warm praise for Locke as a judicious and methodical genius, characterizing him also as an acute logician. There then follow a number of paragraphs summarizing the accounts of the nature of the soul given by such writers as Anaxagoras, Diogenes, Epicurus, Plato, Aristotle, the Church Fathers, Descartes, and Malebranche.

Keywords: Locke; Voltaire; Letter XIII

Chapter.  10201 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.