Episode #036 – John Locke pt. 2 – The Blank Slate

On this episode of the podcast, we continue our discussion of John Locke. We first admire how brave Locke was to share his ideas during a time when dissent earned you the privilege of being drawn and quartered (literally… quartered). Next, we discuss Locke’s views on the Nature vs. Nurture debate and how they differed from those of the Continental Rationalists. Finally, we find out what kind of changes Locke would make if he were the Secretary of Education (e.g., more dancing and less required reading). All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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If you were interested in what John Locke had to say about the role of government and how coercive it has the right to be, consider checking out one of my favorite books on the state of modern American Politics: Republic Lost. If you are looking for a good book, I wrote a review of it.

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Republic Lost Review and Links.

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Great overview of his Life and Works: http://www.iep.utm.edu/locke/

Entire website dedicated to the man. Great resource: http://www.johnlocke.org/about/who_is_john_locke.html

The great Bertrand Russell on Locke’s theory of knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKZopPoBjNU


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