Class 6 - Locke & Leibniz on Relations


We conclude our discussion of Locke with an examination of his views regarding the relationship between a substance and its properties. Specifically, we’ll look at how Locke thinks the powers of a substance are or are not rooted in its essence or nature. We’ll also look at how ...

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Class 5 - Locke on Essence


Today we’ll continue our look at Locke on our knowledge of nature. We’ll finish up our discussion of the primary/secondary quality distinction and move on to examine his distinction between real and nominal essence. We’ll look at his arguments for this distinction, for skepticism concerning our ...

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