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British empiricists


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John Locke (1632—1704) philosopher

George Berkeley (1685—1753) Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher

David Hume (1711—1776) philosopher and historian

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Title conventionally given to the trio Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. There were others of an empiricist bent before these (such as Ockham, or Francis Bacon, or Hobbes), and the extent to which Locke, in particular, is an empiricist is distinctly debatable.

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