John Locke pp 97-100 | Cite as

Language as a Source of Error

  • J. D. Mabbott
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Part of the Philosophers in Perspective book series

Abstract

Locke regarded the imperfections and the abuse of language as sources of many fruitless disputes and philosophical errors. Words are the signs of ideas and their value lies first in recording our own ideas for future reference and second (and much more important) in communicating our ideas to others.

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© J. D. Mabbott 1973

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