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

By Locke, John; Stuart, Matthew

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

  • Explores the impression of Locke’s inspiration and writing throughout quite a number fields together with epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of technological know-how, political idea, schooling, faith, and economics
  • Delves into crucial Lockean themes, comparable to innate principles, notion, traditional types, loose will, ordinary rights, non secular toleration, and political liberalism
  • Identifies the political, philosophical, and non secular contexts within which Locke’s perspectives constructed, with views from today’s major philosophers and scholars
  • Offers an unparalleled reference of Locke’s contributions and his endured influence

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J. Lowe takes in Chapter 14. Instead, he challenges the whole notion that Locke is much interested in offering a semantic theory (though Lowe does not deny that he has the resources to offer such a theory). He sees Locke as less concerned with semantic (word-to-world) relations, and more concerned with 11 MATTHEW STUART expressive (thought-to-word) relations. After defending this reading against several objections, he goes on to look at other important strands in Locke’s thinking about language, including his account of how general terms signify, and his account of the function of “particles” (words such as “not” and “but”).

Taken together, the chapters that follow aim to supply context, to provide neophytes with a way in to the study of Locke’s philosophy, and to offer more advanced students of his thought the chance to see familiar problems and debates reframed. 22 INTRODUCTION References Anstey, P. (2011) John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Jefferson, T. (1984) Writings. M. ): New York: Library of America. Laslett, P. (1956) The English Revolution and Locke’s ‘Two Treatises of Government’.

In the Reasonableness, Locke draws on the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles in the four Gospels and the letters of St Paul to make the case that there is just one fundamental tenet of Christianity: that Jesus was the Messiah. In the process, as Nuovo recounts, he develops an account of Adam’s fall, of the human predicament after it, and of the path to redemption. He also offers solutions to puzzles about why Jesus did not clearly disclose himself as the Messiah, and what is to become of those who are never exposed to his teachings.

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