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"New" John Locke manuscript discovered

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"A “once in a generation” discovery of a centuries-old manuscript by John Locke shows the great English philosopher making his earliest arguments for religious toleration, with the scholar who unearthed it calling the document “the origin and catalyst for momentous and foundational ideas of western liberal democracy”.

"Dated to 1667-8, the manuscript titled “Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others”, was previously unknown to academia."

Full report at the UK Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/03/unknown-text-by-john-locke-reveals-roots-of-foundational-democratic-ideas


"The text had long lied unnoticed in archives until it was uncovered by Locke scholar JC Walmsley. Contrary to the previously held consensus — that Locke never countenanced tolerating Catholics — this hitherto unknown document indicated that he was actually open to the idea, and explored the arguments for it."

Full monty at Spiked dot com: https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/09/05/john-locke-and-the-new-intolerance/



PDF at Cambridge dot org: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/5218E6A9D0F58DA2D8FC075F46042E32/S0018246X19000207a.pdf/john_locke_and_the_toleration_of_catholics_a_new_manuscript.pdf

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