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Dec 21, 1960
| ISBN 9780385096225
Jan 16, 2013
| ISBN 9780307828989
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Dec 21, 1960 | ISBN 9780385096225
Jan 16, 2013 | ISBN 9780307828989
The rise and fall of British Empiricism is philosophy’s most dramatic example of pushing premises to their logical–and fatal–conclusions. Born in 1690 with the appearance of Locke’s Essay, Empiricism flourished as the reigning school until 1739 when Hume’s Treatise strangled it with its own cinctures after a period of Berkeley’s optimistic idealism. The Empiricists collects the key writings on this important philosophy, perfect for those interested in learning about this movement with just one book.
John Locke (1632-1704) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and held various academic posts at that university, lecturing on Greek… More about John Locke
George Berkeley (1685–1753) was an Irish philosopher best known for the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism.” He wrote A Treatise… More about George Berkeley
David Hume was born in Edinburgh in 1711, and by his death in 1776 had become one of Britain’s greatest… More about David Hume
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