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R. S. Woolhouse. tion of motion by impulse the ability of souls to move body had
no further difficulty in it . ... The soul, he said, does not 'give any motion to the
parts of the body, but only guide[s] or regulate[s] that which she finds in them ...
A common line of reasoning was that thought and sensation could pertain only to
something immaterial and that only something immaterial could be immortal.
Locke refers to this 'usual . . . proof ... of the immortality of the soul' in an entry in
Even on earth, after all, the soul does not always think [(7) 121-3]. Similarly Locke
did not accept that materialism would have to lead to our mortality. He adds to his
suggestion that God might have disposed matter in such a way as to think that ...
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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