Im Namen der Dinge
CollectionSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
The main assumption of this book is that Locke’s methaphysical considerations spread throughout his works build a coherent metaphysical theory about the essence of things. Contrary to prevalent opinions, Locke thereby proves to be a philosopher who not only criticised the metaphysical systems of the late scholasticism, but also advanced them in a very interesting way.
KeywordsJohn Locke; metaphysics; essence; identity; philosophy of language
Publication date and placeBasel, 2019
SeriesMedieval and Early Modern Philosophy, 3
Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600