John Locke and the Problem of Depravity

John Locke and the Problem of Depravity

ISBN: 9780198249870
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 1988-07-14
Number of pages: 256
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Closely examining Locke's view of original sin and its consequences for education in the early Enlightenment, Spellman here argues that Locke was much closer to traditional Protestant teaching than is generally recognized, and challenges the interpretation that sees Locke as advocating, through his philosophical and educational writings, the perfectibility of humankind.

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