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General Conclusion

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/9780198242741.003.0010
General Conclusion

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This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The adventures of Locke's suggestion in France can be described as ‘picaresque’ because of the way this suggestion appears, reappears, is attacked and defended in so many places and in such different contexts. The fact that Locke's suggestion elicited such widespread reactions in France is an indication of his stature as one of the leading English philosophers. The rapid translation into French of his books increased the access to his doctrines.

Keywords: Locke; France; Britain; doctrine; suggestion; philosophy

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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