A Better Guide than Reason
In this, my first essay for The Agonist, I examine John Locke's conception of reason in his treatises on civil government.
Reason, wrote John Locke, is man’s “only Star and compass.” It will bring those who but consult it to the table of amity, where they will consent to create a more peaceful society. Reason is Locke’s nisus, the perfective urge and f…
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