Category: Locke

Mother’s knee

Posted by luno in Locke, sex differences, Kant, Moral Theory, General (Thursday June 9, 2005 at 8:18 pm)
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How men commonly come by their principles. This, however strange it may seem, is that which every day’s experience confirms; and will not, perhaps, appear so wonderful, if we consider the ways and steps by which it is brought about; and how really it may come to pass, that doctrines that have been derived from […]

The springs of action

Posted by luno in Locke, Heterocosmos, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Moral Theory, General (Thursday June 9, 2005 at 8:06 pm)
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Principles of actions indeed there are lodged in men’s appetites; but these are so far from being innate moral principles, that if they were left to their full swing they would carry men to the overturning of all morality. [Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book I, Chapter II, “No Innate Principles,” par. 13.]
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