Locke

Term: Fall 2008

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6560

The aim of the seminar is a close reading of books I-IV of Locke�s Essay, one of the most influential treatises of modern philosophy. The main thrust of Locke�s argument is his polemic against innate principles in favor of the constitution of ideas, such as those of space, duration, number, relation, primary and secondary qualities, and real and nominal essences. We will discuss Locke�s foundations of epistemology, in particular, his understanding of knowledge and truth, judgment and reason.


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