Ep. 259: Locke Clarifies Misleading Complex Ideas (Part One)

Ep. 259: Locke Clarifies Misleading Complex Ideas (Part One)

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

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Monday, 28 December

On Book II (ch. 22-33) of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689).

Simple ideas get complex quickly when you put them into words, and can give rise to various philosophical problems that are either easily cleared up when you figure out how the complex idea is built out of simple ideas, or if they can't be so broken down, then we really don't know what we're talking about and should just shut up.

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