John Locke and the Ethics of Belief
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology Nicholas Wolterstorff
Cambridge University Press, 26.01.1996 г. - 248 страници
This book discusses the ethics of belief that Locke developed in the last book of his Essay: how we ought to govern our opinions, especially on matters of religion and morality. Wolterstorff shows that this concern was instigated by the collapse of a once-unified moral and religious tradition in Europe into warring factions. After presenting Hume's powerful attack on Locke's recommended practice, Wolterstorff argues for Locke's originality and emphasizes his contribution to the "modernity" of post-sixteenth-century philosophy.
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Rationality in everyday life
The scope of knowledge
The nature of knowledge
Belief and its governance
APPLICATIONS OF THE VISION
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