Locke on intellectual and moral virtue

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Intellectual and moral virtue, for Locke, consist in an inward practice of believing and acting well, which are both grounded in fulfilling a duty to enquire - to take a reflective step back to examine the reasons, or evidence, we have for any belief or action. This practice of rationally regulating our beliefs and actions can and should be inculcated from an early age. In addition to intellectual and moral virtue, I also argue that Locke can be seen to have a similar ethics of religious faith.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Lockean Mind
EditorsJessica Gordon-Roth, Shelley Weinberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315099675
ISBN (Print)9781138296909, 9781032055794
StatePublished - Aug 31 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Philosophical Minds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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