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Introduction

in Regimens of the Mind

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780226116396
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226116419.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the early modern English experimental philosophers' views about the cure and perfecting of the human mind, focusing on the works and views of Robert Boyle and John Locke who are considered as the key proponents of the regimen approach to the pursuit of knowledge in later seventeenth-century England. The central thesis of this volume is that there is an anthropological therapeutic core to the English experimental philosophers' approach to the problem of knowledge, the general features of which are concurrent with the same approach in the cultura animi texts.

Keywords: human mind; Robert Boyle; John Locke; England; experimental philosophers; knowledge; cultural animi

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