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Locke and Cartesian Philosophy

Philippe Hamou and Martine Pécharman


This book is a collection of twelve critical essays, by leading French and Anglo-American scholars on Locke’s relation to Descartes and to Cartesian Philosophers, such as Malebranche, Clauberg, Arnauld, and Nicole. The essays, preceded by a substantial introduction, cover a large variety of topics from natural philosophy (cosmology) to religion, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. The volume underlines Locke’s complex relationship to Descartes and Cartesianism, where stark opposition and subtle family resemblances are tightly intertwined. Since the turn of the twentieth century, ... More

Keywords: Locke, Descartes, Cartesianism, historiography of early modern philosophy, epistemological turn, metaphysics, natural philosophy, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198815037
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198815037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Hamou, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Université Paris-Nanterre

Martine Pécharman, editor
Senior Research Fellow, CNRS, Paris