Oops! I guess it was a bit presumptuous of Eliot to think he could get away with feeding the rabbit just a few feet from his father, even if the rabbit was fairly obscured in the shadows. And Ethan was just about to get into some heavy stuff, too. But then...shenanigans!
Some background, just because: Eliot is fairly well-read. Growing up with no friends means he devoured any books (or media for that matter) that he could get his hands on, which is to say anything Ethan would bring home. So he's read a lot of sci-fi, fantasy, hard-science, world history, and of course, philosophy. He'll talk a little about that at a later time.
The "Locke" Ethan is referring to is John Locke, a 17th century philosopher and political theorist. In addition to promoting ideas of limited government and religious tolerance (woot), he spent a great deal of time focused on how the mind takes in information and uses that information to form complex ideas. If you're interested, you can read more about Locke here.
And here's a somewhat silly video that touches on indirect (representational) realism and why the idea is somewhat complicated:
Here's the spread of today and Friday's pages.
I hope your week is off to a pleasant start. See you Wednesday!