THE ASSOCIATIONISTS

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THE ASSOCIATIONISTS THOMAS HOBBES (1588-1679) Sometimes referred to as founder of British Empiricism.  1. Accepted the view of humans as machinies. "For what is the heart but a spring; and  the nerves but so many strings; and the joints but so many wheels, giving motion to the  whole body." All human actions could be explained mechanically, and therefore free will  was an ilusion. Denied the existence of a nonmaterial mind. Anything that existed could  be explained in terms of the laws of physics.  2. The Leviathan. Justified rule by an absolute monarch. Humans would selfishly seek  power over others to guarantee satisfaction of their own personal needs.  JOHN LOCKE (1632-1704). Son of an English lawyer.  1. An IDEA was simply a mental image that could be employed while thinking.  "Whiteness, hardnesss, sweetness, motion, man, elephant, army, and drunkenness."  2. SIMPLE IDEAS can come from either sensation or reflection. Ideas from sensation can 
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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