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Corpuscularian. versus. Scholastic. Explanation. The scientifically sophisticated
might find Locke's idea of a corpuscular constitution primitive and
underdeveloped. But the general idea that gold's properties are produced in the
way outlined at ...
According to hylemorphism what makes some unformed matter or materia prima
to be gold is a certain substantial form. According to corpuscularianism, what
makes Boyle's 'catholick or universal matter' to be gold is that its corpuscles are of
But even if they were innocent of these divergences from the original Aristotelian
doctrine their corpuscularian opponents certainly attributed to them corrupt views
of this sort. Boyle, it is said, had 'no true appreciation' of the traditional doctrine ...
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Book Review Locke: A Biography by Roger Woolhouse The English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) left behind not only "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" (1690) but also his laundry lists and ... Read full review
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English philosopher John Locke's theories of human nature and knowledge have deeply influenced political theory, as well as our notions about education and civil liberties, most crucially providing ... Read full review