"A rare close reading of Locke's work on education, showing as well a thorough and sensitive understanding of Locke's thought on many important doctrines and issues. Peter A. Schouls offers a number of new interpretations of Locke on the nature of reason, rationality, the role of the passions. freedom, and learning. This study should take its place among the better books on Locke." John W. Yolton, author of The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke"
"Some works on Locke are read almost exclusively by philosophers, others by historians and political theorists, and still others by historians of education. This book will be of interest to all of them. It is a clearly written and intelligent study of some neglected but highly important themes." Kenneth P. Winkler, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley"