The Other Face of Catharine Cockburn

McKee, Christopher (2016) The Other Face of Catharine Cockburn. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Timothy P. Yenter from Philosophy and Religion, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This paper explores the subtle nuances between John Locke and Catharine Trotter Cockburn, with an emphasis on Cockburn’s ideas on space and the Great Chain of Being. I argue that Cockburn meshes Lockean empiricism and 18th-Century Neoplatonism to create an idiosyncratic approach to the ideas of her time. I also show that Cockburn’s method can offer novel insights on Locke’s thinking matter.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: McKee, Christopher
Student's Degree Program(s): Philosophy
Thesis Advisor: Timothy P. Yenter
Thesis Advisor's Department: Philosophy and Religion
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Christopher McKee
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 13:15
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 13:15
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/702

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