Locke, Berkeley & Hume

Enlightenment began with an unparalleled confidence in human reason.  The new science’s success in making clear the natural world through Locke, Berkeley, and Hume affected the efforts of philosophy in two ways.  The first is by locating the basis of human knowledge in the human mind and its encounter with the physical world.  Second is … Read more

Pateman On Locke

For years social contract theorists had monopolized the explanation of modern society.  John Locke was among those who advocated this theory of a collectively chosen set of circumstances. Carole Pateman, on the other hand rejects many of the pillars of the social contract and specifically attacks certain aspects of Locke’s argument regarding paternalism and patriarchy. … Read more