A Companion to Locke by Locke, John; Stuart, Matthew

By Locke, John; Stuart, Matthew

This choice of 28 unique essays examines the varied scope of John Locke’s contributions as a celebrated thinker, empiricist, and father of contemporary political theory.

  • Explores the effect of Locke’s idea and writing throughout a variety of fields together with epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of technological know-how, political conception, schooling, faith, and economics
  • Delves into an important Lockean issues, corresponding to innate rules, conception, normal forms, unfastened will, average rights, non secular toleration, and political liberalism
  • Identifies the political, philosophical, and spiritual contexts during which Locke’s perspectives built, with views from today’s top philosophers and scholars
  • Offers an unparalleled reference of Locke’s contributions and his endured influence

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His role was pastoral as well as pedagogic in his oversight of pupils: young men who typically became country gentlemen or entered the legal, medical, clerical, or teaching professions. When Locke wrote to Popham in the year of the Restoration, he remarked that “the whole nation looks on you as a defender of their laws and liberties,” from which we deduce that he accepted England’s road back from republic to monarchy, and from Puritanism to what would later be called Anglicanism. , 82, 91). He had written a poetic encomium for Cromwell in 1654, but in 1660 he did so for Charles II.

268). Aubrey’s letter also says that Hobbes’s text “speaks highly for the king’s prerogative” and assumes that this would commend it. During the period 1667–1673 Shaftesbury supported many of Charles II’s policies which later entered the charge sheet of royal absolutism. The earl favored religious toleration, but since Parliament was dominated by Anglican churchmen who imposed the Act of Uniformity (1662), he supported the king’s edict of toleration, the Declaration of Indulgence (1672). The earl also supported the Third Dutch War (1672–1674), a conflict between two nations for oceanic commercial advantage, but both of them Protestant and under the shadow of the expansionism of Louis XIV of France.

Is he saying that my knowledge that the phone exists is a matter of my perceiving a relation between my idea of the phone and my idea of existence? This seems unpromising. 14). Jennifer Nagel tackles these issues in Chapter 16, arguing that Locke does indeed take sensitive knowledge to be real knowledge, and that there is a way to make good sense of this. ) A key component of Nagel’s reading is her claim that Locke takes sensory experience to supply us not only with ideas of the things around us, but also (and simultaneously) with an idea of the manner in which these things are being presented to us.

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