Sunday, September 10, 2006

John Locke, and this is just Ch. 1

John Locke has a terribly narrow view of the capacities of the human mind. He chirps that we should be content with what little understanding we are capable of and not to complain that we cannot know more.

Instead of enjoying the sunshine of understanding, “the candle, that is set up in us, shines bright enough for all our purposes” (Essay. 1-1-5).

It infuriates me to hear (or in this case read) that the human intellect can only reach so far.





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