The Philosophy of John Locke
New Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philosophy)
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|Format:||Hardback, 208 pages, annotated edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 24 July 2003|
Bringing together some of the world's leading Locke scholars, this collection provides an entree into the cutting-edge of the study of John Locke's philosophy. The nine chapters cover the breadth of Locke's philosophical interests from natural philosophy to politics and theology, from Locke's famous Essay concerning human understanding to his Two Treatises of Government. This volume provides a fresh analysis of many of the key ideas of this seminal thinker while simultaneously exploring new territory by the examination of manuscript materials and some of Locke's ancillary publications which have never before been discussed. Topics examined include: method in natural philosophy Locke's concept of justice Locke and colonialism Locke's moral philosophy Locke's Christology Lockean logic Building upon expertise in textual scholarship and a rich awareness of Locke's intellectual and political context, The Philosophy of John Locke takes us a step closer to the historical Locke. At the same time however, it impresses upon us the power that many of Locke's ideas still exert today. This book will be of vital interest to philosophers and to all students of the history of ide
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part 1: Locke's Essay and Natural Philosophy; 1. The Epitome (Abrege) of Locke's Essay - James Hill and J.R. Milton; 2. Locke on Method in Natural Philosophy - Peter Anstey; 3. Willem Jacob's Gravesande's Philosophical Defence of Newtonian Physics: on the Various Uses of Locke - Paul Schuurman Part 2: Moral and Political Philosophy; 4. Locke's Concept of Justice - Kiyoshi Shimokawa; 5.Locke, Liberalism and Empire - Duncan Ivison; 6. Locke's Empiricist Theory of the Law of Nature - John Colman Part 3: Reason and Religion; 7. Locke's Christology as a Key to Understanding his Philosophy - Victor Nuovo; 8. 'Lockean Logic' - Kenneth Winkler; 9. Reason's Dim Candle: Locke's Critique of Enthusiasm - Nicholas Jolley
About the Author
Peter R. Anstey is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Philosophy of Robert Boyle (Routledge, 2000).
' ... this eclectic collection does furnish some first-rate scholarship and provides a useful and suitably wide-ranging introduction to the study of Locke's work.' - Locke Studies: An Annual Journal of Locke Research
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