Dialogue 46 (3):481-500 (2007)

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Ruth Weintraub
Tel Aviv University
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ABSTRACT According to the received view, Hume is a much more rigorous and consistent concept-empiricist than Locke. Hume is supposed to have taken as a starting point Locke's meaning-empiricism, and worked out its full radical implications. Locke, by way of contrast, cowered from drawing his theory's strange consequences. The received view about Locke's and Hume's concept-empiricism is mistaken, I shall argue. Hume may be more uncompromising, but he is not more rigorous than Locke. It is not because of timidity that Locke does not draw Hume's conclusions from his empiricism. It is, rather, because of his much sounder method.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1017/S001221730000202X
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