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Locke's Natural and Religious Epistemology (2020)

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In this paper, I am outlining a new, and perhaps controversial, account of Locke's epistemology. I argue that the common denominator in any act of assent in both the natural and religious epistemologies is the regulating role of reason. Key to the regulating role of reason is the requirement that any cognitive achievement, whether of knowledge, probability, or matter of faith, meets epistemic conditions at different stages or from different points of view. By employing the same justificatory structure throughout his epistemology, Locke offers a way in which reason can be seen to go as far as it can to justify itself (its reliability as well as its scope) from within its own natural limitations.

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Authors & Contributors
Connolly, Patrick J.
Jacovides, Michael
Wuidar, Laurence
Wolfe, Charles T.
Ward, Lee
Stolberg, Michael
Journals
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science in Context
Foundations of Science
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Bulletin d'histoire et d'èpistémologie des sciences de la vie
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Publishers
Oxford University Press
University of Chicago Press
Springer
Routledge
Kluwer
Guaraldi
Concepts
Natural philosophy
Epistemology
Philosophy
Religion
Science and religion
Empiricism
People
Locke, John
Newton, Isaac
Descartes, René
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Hume, David
Boyle, Robert
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
16th century
Early modern
Renaissance
Enlightenment
Places
England
Europe
Great Britain
Scandinavia; Nordic countries
Russia
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