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Jonathan Bennett

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198250920

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198250924.001.0001

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Secondary Qualities

Secondary Qualities

(p.74) Chapter 25 Secondary Qualities
Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Jonathan Bennett

Oxford University Press

Gives an exposition of the view of Descartes and Locke about the nature of secondary qualities. Of the many interpretations of these texts, one is supreme: it fits far more of the texts than any other, it alone satisfies the demands of corpuscularianism, and it alone is true.

Keywords:   corpuscularianism, Descartes, Locke, secondary qualities

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