Locke “did not study at all; he was lazy and nonchalant”

Thanks to Felix Waldmann’s remarkable new find, we’re hearing that Locke “did not study at all; he was lazy and nonchalant” (per James Tyrell). My chapter on Samuel Pufendorf (out in April) begins: “Anglophone historiography is illiberally fixated on the Ur-liberal, John Locke…”

Pufendorf is a much more interesting thinker than Locke, & he is much more honest about his debts to Hobbes.

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