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French Materialist Disciples

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/9780198242741.003.0004
French Materialist Disciples

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This chapter focuses on three occasionalist critics of Locke who identified what they took to be a number of Locke's French ‘disciples’ or ‘partisans’, writers who were for the most part labelled as ‘materialist’ and ‘radical’. These are Cardinal Giacinto Sigismondo Gerdil, Jean Astruc, and Antoine–Martin Roche.

Keywords: Locke; Giacinto Sigismondo Gerdil; Jean Astruc; Antoine–Martin Roche; critics

Chapter.  11880 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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