Locke by Vere ChappellLocke by Vere Chappell


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Oxford Readings in Philosophy The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contribute anintroductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. This new volume in the successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series presents fifteen recently published articles on the main topics in Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The increased interest in Locke's philosophy over the past twenty years has resulted in more rigorous, betterinformed, and more philosophically sophisticated studies than ever before. The essays included here represent the best of this recent work. Each article covers one or more major issues in Locke's Essay. Together they cover all the key themes, including: innate ideas, ideas and perception, primaryand secondary qulaities, free will, substance, personal identity, language, essence, knowledge, and belief. The authors include some of the world's leading Locke scholars: Michael R. Ayers, Margaret Atherton, J.L. Mackie, John Campbell, Vere Chappell, Martha Brandt Bolton, Jonathan Bennett andKenneth P. Winkler. Their essays exemplify the best - and most accessible - recent scholarship on Locke, making it essential for students and specialists.
Vere Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts. He is the co-author, with Willis Doney, of Twenty-Five Years of Descartes Scholarship (Garland 1987) and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Locke (1995). He has also edited Essays on Early Modern Philosophers (12 vols., Garland 1992) and Descartes' Meditat...
Title:LockeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Notes on referencesIntroduction1. Michael R. Ayers: The Foundations of Knowledge and the Logic of Substance: The Structure of Locke's General Philosophy2. Margaret Atherton: Locke and the Issue over Innateness3. J.L.Mackie: Locke and Representative Perception4. John Campbell: Locke on Qualities5. Vere Chappell: Locke on the Freedom of the Will6. Martha Brandt Bolton: Substances, Substrata and Names of Substances in Locke's Essay7. Jonathan Bennett: Substratum8. Kenneth P. Winkler: Locke on Personal Identity9. E.J. Ashworth: Locke on Language10. Margaret Atherton: The Inessentiality of Locke's Essences11. Martha Brandt Bolton: The Relevance of Locke's Theory of Ideas to his Doctrine of Nominal Essence and Anti-Essentialist Semantic Theory12. Ruth Mattern: Locke: `Our Knowledge, Which All Consists in Propositions'13. Edwin McCann: Lockean Mechanism14. Ruth Mattern: Moral Science and the Concept of Persons in Locke15. J.A. Passmore: Locke and the Ethics of BeliefReferencesNotes on contributorsBibliographyIndex of Passages Referred To

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A group of the world's leading John Locke scholars focuses on innate ideas, perception, primary and secondary qualities, free will, substance, personal identity, language, essence, knowledge, and belief. By bringing together in one volume often difficult-to-find writings, this book constitutes an essential reference for both students and specialists.