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Nuovo's lecture explores the ways in which John Locke's religious outlook influenced how he thought about politics and toleration, in particular with respect to his notion of the law of nature and its unusual rigor, and the limits of toleration. Nuovo discusses the ways in which Locke's religious motives combined with other more worldly ones in his thinking on these themes and, more broadly, how these relate to his frequently repeated characterization of himself as a lover of truth and as a Christian, two characters which he supposed could be reconciled in a single intellectual life. The goal to which these explorations are supposed to lead is an understanding of the character of Locke's mind and its ruling dispositions.

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Nuovo, Victor

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