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Stillingfleet, Edward (1635-1699)
The Bishop of Worcester's answer to Mr. Locke's letter : concerning some passages relating to his Essay of humane understanding, mention'd in the late discourse in vindication of the Trinity…
London : Printed by J.H. for Henry Mortlock ..., 1697.

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This is the second contribution by Stillingfleet to his exchange with the philosopher John Locke over the nature of substance, ideas and other notions central to Locke's Essay concerning human understanding. Stillingfleet saw much of Locke's philosophy as undermining some of the basic Christian doctrines such as the doctrine of the Trinity which is predicated on an Aristotelian notion of substance. The whole Locke/Stillingfleet correspondence was published in 1699.

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