Locke - Xtianity (1)


John Locke, I. T. Ramsey, ed.: The Reasonableness of Christianity with a Discourse of Miracles and part of A Third Letter Concerning Toleration (Stanford University Press, 1958) The so-called editor is just a bullshit artist. If Locke thought for a moment that the move from hearing the report of a miracle to an acceptance of the validity of Xtian doctrine had the force of a logical law, then he wouldn’t be worth the time of day. But of course he didn’t. What Locke did believe was bad enough, namely that the validity of the report of miracles was “probable knowledge,” based on the trustworthiness of the witnesses.  By the way, what the hell is an "idea-particular"?