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Locke, Hume, and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism: The Eclipse of Democratic Values in the Early Modern Period

2016.09.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert J. Roecklein, Locke, Hume, and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism: The Eclipse of Democratic Values in the Early Modern
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2016.09.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert J. Roecklein, Locke, Hume, and the Treacherous Logos of Atomism: The Eclipse of Democratic Values in the Early Modern Period, Lexington, 2015, 247pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498509817.   Reviewed by Stefanie Rocknak, Hartwick College In this ambitious, far-reaching book, Robert Roecklein argues that the philosophical notion of "atomism" has had, and continues to have, a rather crippling effect on philosophy and politics. In particular, Roecklein claims, "atomism" is a metaphysical theory, that, generally speaking, maintains that the ultimate, smallest bits of the universe are not perceivable. Moreover, these bits constitute "indestructible and eternal 'being.'" (xiii) As a result, according to the atomist, "ordinary" experience, particularly, "ordinary" perception -- where we appear to apprehend objects, e.g. tables and chairs -- does not, in fact, access "being." Concomitantly, the "ordinary". . .

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