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John Locke (1632-1704) Influence of Isaac Newton and the “corpuscularian” philosophy: the world consists of a vacuum containing corpuscles of matter that interact in a purely mechanical way. Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) 1. Mind consists of ideas. 2. Simple ideas are the irreducible “corpuscles” of
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Unformatted text preview: consciousness. 3. Simple ideas can converge to form complex ideas. (Mechanism not spelled out.) 4. All ideas derive from experience (sensation or reflection). Initiates the empiricist project of clarifying how words and sentences can be meaningful....
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 387R taught by Professor Diehl during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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