Sunday, January 21, 2007

Russell on Locke

From Russell's 1905 "The Nature of Truth":
"A muddled form of this definition is to be found in Locke, whose claim to be regarded as a philosopher seems to be derived from his having put together all the mistakes that unphilosophical people are prone to commit."
Ouch. Some might call this uncharitable history of philosophy.

1 comment:

"Q" the Enchanter said...

Oh, yeah? Well Russell was a damned libertine.