LOCKE AND LEIBNIZ
John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is often considered to be one of classics of early modern philosophy. It was first published in 1690, though many of Locke's famous doctrines, like the association of ideas were not developed in the original edition of the Essay but were added to later editions (e.g., the association of ideas comes in the 4th edition of the Essay (1700). The image of Locke grows during the Enlightenment. Yet very quickly, Locke`s vision and specific doctrines were disputed. Most notably by G.W. Leibniz in his New Essays Concerning Human Understanding; [Nouveaux essais sur l'entendement humain] (finished in 1704, but suppressed on Locke's death). This is a chapter by chapter rebuttal of Locke's ideas. This seminar will carefully examine these two books, plus a little supplementary material.