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John Locke and Natural Philosophy$
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Peter R. Anstey

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199589777

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.001.0001

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Vortices, the deluge, and cohesion

Vortices, the deluge, and cohesion

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(p.90) 5 Vortices, the deluge, and cohesion
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John Locke and Natural Philosophy
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Peter R. Anstey (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589777.003.0006

This chapter examines Locke's discussions of specific speculative hypotheses: Newton's arguments against the Cartesian vortex theory; Thomas Burnet's and William Whiston's theory of the deluge; and Jakob Bernoulli's ether theory of cohesion.

Keywords:   area law, Burnet, cohesion, deluge, Descartes, hypothesis, vortex theory, Whiston, Spinoza

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