Locke, Hume, and the Problems of Modern Method
On Monday, March 19, JMC faculty partner Scott Yenor gave a talk on the ways John Locke‘s thought influenced the modern world. Yenor also unpacked David Hume‘s critique of Locke’s political theory. This event took place at the American Founding Initiative, a JMC partner program.
Watch the discussion below:
The Jack Miller Center’s support for the American Founding Initiative is part of its Pacific Northwest Initiative. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC works with partner programs in the PNW to organize exciting campus events and provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors. JMC’s PNW partner programs include the University of Alaska Anchorage, Carroll College, George Fox University, the University of Montana, and Boise State University.
Scott Yenor is a Professor of Political Science at Boise State University, where he teaches political philosophy. He lives in Meridian, Idaho with his wife, Amy, and his five children. He earned his Ph.D. from Loyola University, Chicago (2000) and his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1993). He is the author of Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought and David Hume’s Humanity: The Philosophy of Common Life and Its Limits. Yenor is also the director of the American Founding Initiative, a JMC partner program. In partnership with M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is currently supporting an AFI speaker series directed by Yenor as part of its Pacific Northwest Initiative. Click here to learn about the most recent event in this series.
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