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Nothing is immaterial and other essays on science

John Larrinaga

Nothing is immaterial and other essays on science

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Published by Vantage Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages76
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9948686M
    ISBN 100053370627
    ISBN 109780053370626
    OCLC/WorldCa17502576

      Two features of Locke’s intellectual landscape are most salient for understanding his philosophy of science, one concerning the new science’s methodology, and the other concerning its content. First, then, is the new methodological approach to understanding the natural world, accompanied by profound shifts in conceptions of induction and. Consciousness isn’t even the easiest thing you can disprove materialism with. The world is filled with things that humans built. These things are built partly with matter, and partly with ideas. Some of these things are more idea than matter, some.


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