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  1. added 2020-03-18
    Locke's Natural and Religious Epistemology.Shelley Weinberg - 2020 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 58 (2):241-266.
    in their famous correspondence, Stillingfleet objects that Locke's definition of knowledge, by limiting certainty to the perception of the agreement or disagreement of ideas, lessens the credibility of faith. Locke replies that his definition of knowledge does not affect the credibility of an article of faith at all, for faith and knowledge are entirely different cognitive acts: The truth of the matter of fact is in short this, that I have placed knowledge in the perception of the agreement or disagreement (...)
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    God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke's Political Thought.Jeremy Waldron - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a concise and profound book from one of the world's leading political and legal philosophers about a major theme, equality, and the proposition that humans are all one another's equals. Jeremy Waldron explores the implications of this fundamental tenet for law, politics, society and economy in the company of John Locke, whose work Waldron regards 'as well-worked-out a theory of basic equality as we have in the canon of political philosophy'. Throughout the text, which is based on the (...)
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  3. added 2019-06-06
    The "Figure" of God and the Limits to Liberalism: A Rereading of Locke's Essay and Two Treatises.Vivienne Brown - 1999 - Journal of the History of Ideas 60 (1):83.
  4. added 2019-06-06
    John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.Matthew Stuart - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (4):587.
    In this book Nicholas Wolterstorff, a well-known proponent of “Reformed epistemology,” sets out to investigate the modern origins of the evidentialist and foundationalist tradition that he opposes. He locates these origins in book 4 of Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Wolterstorff tells us that he had to overcome strong prejudices in writing the book, for “in the philosophical world I inhabit, Locke has the reputation of being boringly chatty and philosophically careless”. He suggests that the earlier parts of the Essay (...)
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  5. added 2019-06-06
    John Locke's Epistemological Piety: Reason is the Candle of the Lord.Nicholas Wolterstorff - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (4):572-591.
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    Locke’s Concept of Religious Assent.J. T. Moore - 1977 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):25-30.
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    Is Locke’s State the Secular State?Charles J. O’Neil - 1952 - New Scholasticism 26 (4):424-440.
  8. added 2019-03-14
    "Estudio introductorio" de J. Locke, La razonabilidad del cristianismo.Leopoldo José Prieto López & Leonardo Rodriguez Duplá (eds.) - 2017 - Madrid: Tecnos, Clásicos del pensamiento.
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  9. added 2018-12-31
    Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Self-Expression, and Kant’s Public Use of Reason.Geert Van Eekert - 2017 - Diametros 54:118-137.
    This article turns to early modern and Enlightenment advocates of tolerance in order to discover and lay bare the line of argument that informed their commitment to free speech. This line of argument will subsequently be used to assess the shift from free speech to the contemporary ideal of free self-expression. In order to take this assessment one step further, this article will finally turn to Immanuel Kant’s famous defense of the public use of reason. In the wake of Katerina (...)
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  10. added 2018-08-30
    Review of Jonathan S. Marko, Measuring the Distance Between Locke and Toland. [REVIEW]Stewart Duncan - 2018 - Locke Studies 18.
  11. added 2018-06-11
    Lockean Essentialism and the Possibility of Miracles.Nathan Rockwood - 2018 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (2):293-310.
    If the laws of nature are metaphysically necessary, then it appears that miracles are metaphysically impossible. Yet Locke accepts both Essentialism, which takes the laws to be metaphysically necessary, and the possibility of miracles. I argue that the apparent conflict here can be resolved if the laws are by themselves insufficient for guaranteeing the outcome of a particular event. This suggests that, on Locke’s view, the laws of nature entail how an object would behave absent divine intervention. While other views (...)
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  12. added 2018-05-08
    John Locke's Political Philosophy and the Hebrew Bible.Yechiel J. M. Leiter - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    John Locke's treatises on government make frequent reference to the Hebrew Bible, while references to the New Testament are almost completely absent. To date, scholarship has not addressed this surprising characteristic of the treatises. In this book, Yechiel Leiter offers a Hebraic reading of Locke's fundamental political text. In doing so, he formulates a new school of thought in Lockean political interpretation and challenges existing ones. He shows how a grasp of the Hebraic underpinnings of Locke's political theory resolves many (...)
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  13. added 2018-02-17
    The Curious Case of Mr. Locke’s Miracles.T. Brian Mooney & Anthony Imbrosciano - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57 (3):147-168.
    Locke considers miracles to be crucial in establishing the credibility and reasonableness of Christian faith and revelation. The performance of miracles, he argues, is vital in establishing the "credit of the proposer" who makes any claim to providing a divine revelation. He accords reason a pivotal role in distinguishing spurious from genuine claims to divine revelation, including miracles. According to Locke, genuine miracles contain the hallmark of the divine such that pretend revelations become intuitively obvious. This paper argues that serious (...)
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  14. added 2017-02-11
    How Did Locke Nearly Come to Be a Deist?M. Dokulil - 2005 - Filosoficky Casopis 53 (1).
  15. added 2017-02-11
    " Catholic" Locke and Other Extravanganzas.G. Lanaro - 2005 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 60 (1):105-107.
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    John Locke, Christian Doctrine and Latitudinarianism.Wioleta Polinska - 1999 - Journal for the History of Modern Theology/Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte 6 (2):173-194.
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  17. added 2016-12-12
    John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.Nicholas Wolterstorff - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Nicholas Wolterstorff discusses the ethics of belief which Locke developed in Book IV of his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, where Locke finally argued his overarching aim: how we ought to govern our belief, especially on matters of religion and morality. Wolterstorff shows that this concern was instigated by the collapse, in Locke's day, of a once-unified moral and religious tradition in Europe into warring factions. His was thus a culturally and socially engaged epistemology. This view of Locke invites a new (...)
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  18. added 2016-12-08
    The Relevance of Locke’s Religious Arguments for Toleration.Micah Schwartzman - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (5):678-705.
    John Locke's theory of toleration has been criticized as having little relevance for politics today because it rests on controversial theological foundations. Although there have been some recent attempts to develop secular; or publicly accessible, arguments out of Locke's writings, these tend to obscure and distort the religious arguments that Locke used to defend toleration. More importantly, these efforts ignore the role that religious arguments may play in supporting the development of a normative consensus on the legitimacy of liberal political (...)
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  19. added 2016-12-08
    Leibniz, Bayle, and Locke on Faith and Reason.Paul Lodge & Ben Crowe - 2002 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (4):575-600.
    This paper illuminates Leibniz’s conception of faith and its relationship to reason. Given Leibniz’s commitment to natural religion, we might expect his view of faith to be deflationary. We show, however, that Leibniz’s conception of faith involves a significant non-rational element. We approach the issue by considering the way in which Leibniz positions himself between the views of two of his contemporaries, Bayle and Locke. Unlike Bayle, but like Locke, Leibniz argues that reason and faith are in conformity. Nevertheless, in (...)
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  20. added 2016-12-05
    Locke on Politics, Religion, and Education. [REVIEW]S. P. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (2):379-380.
    Edited versions of Second Treatise on Civil Government, Letter Concerning Toleration, Note on Happiness, The Sound Mind in the Sound Body, Reasonableness of Christianity, Conduct of the Understanding, which omit repetitious elements. The editor indicates all omissions. In his introduction he combats the text-book interpretation of Locke's Treatises by arguing that it was not intended to justify the Glorious Revolution. Rather it was a seditious document written ten years before for a projected plot by Shaftesbury against the Catholic king, Charles (...)
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  21. added 2015-06-02
    Accountability and Parenthood in Locke's Theological Ethics.Daniel Layman - 2014 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 31 (2):101-118.
    According to John Locke, the conditions of human happiness establish the content of natural law, but God’s commands make it morally binding. This raises two questions. First, why does moral obligation require an authority figure? Second, what gives God authority? I argue that, according to Locke, moral obligation requires an authority figure because to have an obligation is to be accountable to someone. I then argue that, according to Locke, God has a kind of parental authority inasmuch as he is (...)
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  22. added 2015-04-10
    John Locke and the Right to Religious Freedom.Paul Fouad Bou-Habib - 2002 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    This dissertation undertakes a moral inquiry into the right to religious freedom that draws upon a critical examination of John Locke's writings on the subject. Two central theses are defended. The first is that Locke provides a justification for the right to religious freedom that appeals to the value of individuals practicing a sincere religion; the second, is that Locke's justification forms the basis for an attractive account of this right that is of contemporary relevance. In defending these two theses, (...)
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  23. added 2015-03-24
    Kim Ian Parker, The Biblical Politics of John Locke Reviewed By.Jeffrey R. Bibbee - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25 (5):372-374.
  24. added 2015-03-24
    Wolterstorff, N.-John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.G. Botterill - 1998 - Philosophical Books 39:165-166.
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    Aspects of Stoicism in Locke's Philosophy.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
  26. added 2015-01-26
    A Portrait of John Locke as a Christian Virtuoso.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Englightenment: Interpretations of Locke.
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    Reflections on Locke's Platonism.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
  28. added 2015-01-25
    Locke’s Tracts and the Anarchy of the Religious Conscience.Paul Bou-Habib - 2015 - European Journal of Political Theory 14 (1):3-18.
    This article reconstructs the main arguments in John Locke’s first political writings, the highly rhetorical, and often obscure, Two Tracts on Government . The Tracts support the government’s right to impose religious ceremonies on its people, an astonishing fact given Locke’s famous defense of toleration in his later works. The reconstruction of the Tracts developed here allows us to see that rather than a pessimistic view of the prospects for peace under religious diversity, what mainly animates the young Locke is (...)
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  29. added 2015-01-25
    Locke, Providence, and the Limits of Natural Philosophy.Elliot Rossiter - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2):217-235.
    John Locke's comments on experimental natural philosophy can plausibly be seen as a part of the physico-theological project of certain Christian virtuosi of the Royal Society to show that the workings of nature reveal the existence of a providential God. As I make clear, Locke thinks that God providentially designs us with limited epistemic capacities in order to check our pride and to motivate us to seek perfection in God. Locke maintains that a true science of nature is possible, but (...)
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    Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - Springer.
    the three topics named in the title of this book: Christianity, antiquity, and Enlightenment, are not meant merely to describe the contents of the various chapters it contains. a narrative is implied in their selection and arrangement, and embedded ...
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    Locke's 'Dubia Circa Philosophiam Orientalem' and the Reception of Kabbala Denudata in England During the Seventeenth Century.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
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    Locke's Religious Thinking and His Politics.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
  33. added 2015-01-25
    Locke on St. Paul, Messianic Secrecy, and the Consummation of Faith.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
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  34. added 2015-01-25
    Locke's Christology as a Key to Understanding His Philosophy.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
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  35. added 2015-01-25
    The Biblical Politics of John Locke.Kim Ian Parker - 2004 - Wilfred Laurier University Press.
    Introductory study of the Biblical politics of John Locke is both theological and political in its inspiration, as it considers Locke's interest in scripture and how that interest unfolds in the development of his political philosophy.
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  36. added 2015-01-25
    Locke's Theology, 1694-1704.Victor Nuovo - 2000 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), English Philosophy in the Age of Locke. Clarendon Press.
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  37. added 2014-12-16
    Locke and the Laws of Nature.Patrick J. Connolly - 2015 - Philosophical Studies 172 (10):2551-2564.
    Many commentators have argued that Locke understood laws of nature as causally efficacious. On this view the laws are causally responsible for the production of natural phenomena. This paper argues that this interpretation faces serious difficulties. First, I argue that it will be very difficult to specify the ontological status of these laws. Proponents of the view suggest that these laws are divine volitions. But I argue that this will be difficult or impossible to square with Locke’s nominalism. Second, I (...)
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  38. added 2014-04-02
    Locke’s View of Dominion.Kathleen M. Squadrito - 1979 - Environmental Ethics 1 (3):255-262.
    In this paper l examine the extent to which Locke’s reIigious and poIiticaI ideoIogy might be considered to exempIify values which have Ied to environmentaI deterioration. In the Two Treatises of Governlnent, Locke appears to hold a view of dominion which compromises humanitarian principles for economic gain. He often asserts that man has a right to accumulate property and to use land and animals for comfort and convenience. This right issues from God’s decree that men subdue the Earth and have (...)
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  39. added 2014-03-30
    John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.R. S. Woolhouse - 1997 - International Philosophical Quarterly 37 (3):364-366.
  40. added 2014-03-28
    John Locke and the Ethics of Belief.M. Jamie Ferreira - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1105-1107.
  41. added 2014-03-26
    Locke's Proof of the Divine Authority of Scripture.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In Ruth Savage (ed.), Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies. Oxford University Press.
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    Nicholas Wolterstorff. John Locke and the Ethics of Belief. Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought. Pp. XXI+248. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.) £40.00 HB. £14.95 PB. [REVIEW]J. R. Milton - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (2):227-237.
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    God, Locke, and Equality.Rick Fairbanks - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (2):245-251.
  44. added 2014-03-19
    Berkeley’s Lockean Religious Epistemology.Kenneth L. Pearce - 2014 - Journal of the History of Ideas 75 (3):417-438.
    Berkeley's main aim in his well-known early works was to identify and refute "the grounds of Scepticism, Atheism, and irreligion." This appears to place Berkeley within a well-established tradition of religious critics of Locke's epistemology, including, most famously, Stillingfleet. I argue that these appearances are deceiving. Berkeley is, in fact, in important respects an opponent of this tradition. According to Berkeley, Locke's earlier critics, including Stillingfleet, had misidentified the grounds of irreligion in Locke's philosophy while all the while endorsing the (...)
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    Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England: Theological Debate From Locke to Burke.B. W. Young - 1998 - Clarendon Press.
    This is a description and analysis of the intellectual culture of the eighteenth-century Church of England. Challenging conventional perceptions of the Church as an intellectually moribund institution, the study traces the influence of thinkers such as Locke, Newton, Burke, and Gibbon on theological debate in England during this period.
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    Locke on Faith and Reason.Nicholas Jolley - 2007 - In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding". Cambridge University Press.
  47. added 2014-03-09
    Locke.Gary De Krey - 2009 - Faith and Philosophy 26 (2):213-216.
  48. added 2014-03-05
    Waldron's Locke and Locke's Waldron: A Review of Jeremy Waldron's God, Locke, and Equality. [REVIEW]Nomi M. Stolzenberg & Gideon Yaffe - 2006 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):186 – 216.
  49. added 2014-03-03
    Philosophy, Science, and Religion in England, 1640-1700.Richard W. F. Kroll, Richard Ashcraft & Perez Zagorin (eds.) - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This collection of essays looks at the distinctively English intellectual, social and political phenomenon of Latitudinarianism, which emerged during the Civil War and Interregnum and came into its own after the Restoration, becoming a virtual orthodoxy after 1688. Dividing into two parts, it first examines the importance of the Cambridge Platonists, who sought to embrace the newest philosophical and scientific movements within Church of England orthodoxy, and then moves into the later seventeenth century, from the Restoration onwards, culminating in essays (...)
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    John Locke's Covenant Theology.Joanne Tetlow - 2009 - Locke Studies 9:167-199.
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