Ep. 257: Locke Against Innate Ideas (Part Two)

Ep. 257: Locke Against Innate Ideas (Part Two)

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Monday, 30 November

Continuing on Book I of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689).

We consider Locke's arguments that since there are no universally agreed upon principles, therefore there are no beliefs that we're all born with, or that we all (without the need for experience) immediately recognize as true as soon as we gain the use of reason or are otherwise equipped to understand them.

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