<history of philosophy, biography> English philosopher (1657-1711). In his Essay towards the Theory of an Ideal World, Norris defended the philosophy of Malebranche against the empiricism of Locke. Recommended Reading: John Norris, Treatises upon Several Subjects (Garland, 1993) and Richard Acworth, The Philosophy of John Norris of Bemerton (Lubrecht & Cramer, 1976).
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