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Thinking Matter

Materialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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John W. Yolton

Thinking Matter

“This is a wonderfully rich and provocative study of a central theme in eighteenth-century British though. Yolton’s knowledge of the original sources is phenomenal. He not only has fresh things to say about the familiar great works of the period -- Locke’s Essay and Hume’s Treatise especially -- but he also provides vivid accounts of a host of writings by less well-known authors. this book is bound to have a large impact on scholarship in the field of eighteenth-century studies. It should stimulate philosophers too, for many of whom the whole question of ‘thinking matter’ is still very much a live research issue.” --Vere Chappell, University of Massachusetts

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John Yolton was professor of philosophy and dean of Rutgers College at Rutgers University. Among his books are John Locke and the Way of Ideas and Locke and the Compass of Human Understanding. A companion volume to Thinking Matter, Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid was published by Minnesota in 1984.

Thinking Matter

“This is a wonderfully rich and provocative study of a central theme in eighteenth-century British though. Yolton’s knowledge of the original sources is phenomenal. He not only has fresh things to say about the familiar great works of the period -- Locke’s Essay and Hume’s Treatise especially -- but he also provides vivid accounts of a host of writings by less well-known authors. this book is bound to have a large impact on scholarship in the field of eighteenth-century studies. It should stimulate philosophers too, for many of whom the whole question of ‘thinking matter’ is still very much a live research issue.” --Vere Chappell, University of Massachusetts