Sophie's World - Chapter 20, Locke, Chapter 21, Hume Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20, Locke, Chapter 21, Hume Summary

Sophie's mother gets more insistent about finding out who the older man is that Sophie has been seeing. So, Sophie shows her mother the video of Alberto Knox in Athens, and her mother comments that Alberto looks like the Major who used to live in the Cabin. Sophie goes to Alberto's apartment in the old town. She finds a note citing the philosopher Berkeley. On June 14th, Hermes the dog shows up again. The dog takes Sophie to the philosopher's apartment. On the way, the dog stops and actually talks. It says "Happy Birthday, Hilde." Alberto begins his class on the English empirical philosophers. After Descartes and Spinoza, who are rationalists, there is a shift in philosophy toward empiricism. The idea is to shift from relying on reason, to relying more on the data of the senses...

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