John Locke and the Ethics of Belief

John Locke and the Ethics of Belief

by Nicholas Wolterstorff
     
 

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Locke's ethical 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 against him, this study argues in support of Locke's originality, emphasizing his contribution to post-sixteenth-century philosophy.

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Locke's ethical 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 against him, this study argues in support of Locke's originality, emphasizing his contribution to post-sixteenth-century philosophy.

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"Clearly written, the book makes a valiant effort to understand Locke on his own terms with regard to the rational regulation of belief. It is an important contribution to scholarship on Locke's ethics of belief. Recommended for any library supporting work on philosophy." Choice

"...this is an excellent study to the extent it focuses on Locke. It is thorough, pays careful attention to the text, and is rich in critical engagement with both the most recent work on Locke and recent work relevant to some of Locke's central concerns....the kind of work which out to receive wide readership among historians of philosophy in particular and, in general, among those interested in our intellectual roots." Peter A. Schouls, Philosophy in Review

"This book offers much more than one might expect and hope. True to its title, its lengthy first chapter consists of a tightly disciplined, sharply focused, and textually detailed study of Book IV of the Essay....Wolterstorff then treats us to two beautifully nuanced studies....The immensely careful textual concern of particularly the first three chapters is accompanied by a surprising amount of Pure philosophizing..." R.S. Woolhouse, International Philosophy Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551182
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/23/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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