Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy (Ideas in Context)

Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy (Ideas in Context)

Hannah Dawson


In a strong and unique contribution to the background of principles, Hannah Dawson explores the serious preoccupation with language in early-modern philosophy, and offers an research of John Locke's critique of phrases. by way of studying a huge sweep of pedagogical and philosophical fabric from antiquity to the overdue 17th century, Dr Dawson explains why language prompted anxiousness in a variety of writers. Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy demonstrates that advancements in philosophy, along side weaknesses in linguistic thought, ended in critical matters concerning the ability of phrases to consult the realm, the soundness of which means, and the duplicitous strength of phrases themselves. Dr Dawson indicates that language so fixated all demeanour of early-modern authors since it was once visible as a disadvantage to either wisdom and society. She thereby uncovers a singular tale in regards to the challenge of language in philosophy, and within the procedure reshapes our knowing of early-modern epistemology, morality and politics.

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