The Fundamental Limitation of Locke’s Sphere of Vision and its Reasons
We can also express what we said at the end of last lecture in the following manner. Locke did not see the radical problem of cog- nition raised by ancient skepticism, and so this problem, naturally enough, is not the topic of his Essay. And yet the Essay purports to be a theory of the understanding, an epistemology—indeed an epistemology that is supposed to bring to an end the perpetual disputes of metaphysics, and to complete and perfect all the sciences through a clarification of the true meaning of their achievements and of the ultimate source of their basic concepts and methods.
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