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dc.contributor.authorYeo, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:34Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-23T05:21:51Z
dc.identifier.issn0313-6221
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/pgn.0.0157
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30176
dc.description.abstractJohn Locke did not write an 'essay' on the standard humanist topic of friendship; yet his letters, notebooks, and major works contain significant reflections on it, if not a systematic position. This article considers what Locke thought about the importance of conversation, often paired in humanist writings with the ideal of a perfect friendship between two equals. He entertained a version of this notion, asserting that best friends must be lovers of truth, but also valued informal exchanges with strangers as sources of new information and ideas. For Locke, conversation with both friends and strangers was a necessary instrument in the pursuit of truth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalParergon
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2005
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.titleJohn Locke on Conversation with Friends and Strangers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
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gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorYeo, Richard R.


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