By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

a few may ask "Why Locke's thought of data now?" notwithstanding preferred for his social philosophy, Locke has been criticized for his paintings within the box of epistemology ever because the e-book of the Essay. it's while if Locke serves merely for instance of the way to not imagine. whilst humans criticize Locke, and so they cite the adverse commen­ taries of Berkeley, Kant, Husserl, or Sellars. yet, one could ask, are they now not all so wanting to convey the distinction in their personal epistemo­ logical perspectives that they distort and underestimate Locke's concept? Russell aptly famous in his background of Western Philosophy that: not anyone has but succeeded in inventing a philosophy instantly credible and self-consis­ tent. Locke aimed toward credibility, and accomplished it on the price of consistency. many of the nice philosophers have performed the other. A philosophy which isn't self-consis­ tent can't be absolutely precise, yet a philosophy that is self-consistent can rather well be totally fake. the main fruitful philosophies have contained evident inconsistencies, yet for that very cause were in part actual. there's no cause to believe self­ constant procedure includes extra fact than one that, like Locke's, is clearly kind of improper. (B. Russell, A historical past of Western Philosophy [New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945], p. 613. ) right here Russell is uncommonly charitable with Locke.

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