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John Norris

Norris, John, 1657–1711, English clergyman and philosopher. As the most prominent follower of Malebranche he wrote, in exposition of that philosopher's system, An Essay towards the Theory of the Ideal or Intelligible World (1701–4). Previously he had been one of the earliest critics of Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. His writings also show a decided Platonic influence. Among his works are A Collection of Miscellanies (1687) and An Account of Reason and Faith (1697).

See F. I. MacKinnon, The Philosophy of John Norris (1910).

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