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This paper is about John Locke's theory of language. I will analyse Locke's famous reflections on the nature of language, from the third book of his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, against the background of the basic points of his epistemology, that is, against the primacy of thinking over language. After I give a brief analysis of the difference between the two, according to their content and structure, I will try to show that instrumental nature of language, according to Locke, also has an epistemological function. Finally, relying on these analyses, I will present Locke's theory of language as a critique and a transformation of logic.

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POPOVIĆ, U. (2020). LOCKE ON LANGUAGE. Arhe, 17(33), 169–187. https://doi.org/10.19090/arhe.2020.33.169-187
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UNA POPOVIĆ, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy


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