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Summary John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher best known for his empiricism (the denial of innate ideas or principles) and his attempt to reconcile the science of his day with our pre-theoretical conception of the world. His conception of the workings of the human mind provided an important basis for the discipline of psychology. A theme that makes itself felt throughout his work is epistemic humility: on Locke’s view, human knowledge is severely limited and hence dogmatism is to be resisted.
Key works Locke’s An Essay concerning Human Understanding (1689) is the major source for his metaphysics and epistemology. The best scholarly edition of this work is Peter Nidditch 1700, the first entry in Oxford’s new edition of Locke’s works, which, when complete, will displace the earlier unknown 1823 edition of the works, which is still consulted today. Locke’s contributions to political philosophy include the influential Letter on Toleration (1689, Locke 1965) and Two Treatises of Government (1690, Locke 1988).
Introductions For overviews of Locke's thought, see Jolley 1999 and Lowe 2005. Ayers 1997 covers Locke’s epistemology and metaphysics. Rogers 1994 a useful collection of articles. The standard biography of Locke is Woolhouse 2007.
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  1. B. Gibbs (1969). LOCKE, D. - "Myself and Others: A Study in Our Knowledge of Minds". [REVIEW] Mind 78:632.
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  2. A. J. Holland (1972). LOCKE, DON-"Memory". [REVIEW] Philosophy 47:285.
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  3. Alec Hyslop (1969). LOCKE, Don: Myself and Others. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47:385.
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  4. F. Jackson (1975). A Reply to Don Locke. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53:68.
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  5. G. Kemerling, Some Nineteenth-Century Additions to Christophersen. Locke Studies 25.
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  6. Michael Knapton (2009). Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice. [REVIEW] The Medieval Review 2.
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  7. Lex Newman, Phil 5120 / 6120 - Modern & Recent Philosophy.
    An Essay concerning Human Understanding , by John Locke ISBN: 0198245955. This is the standard scholarly edition of Locke's Essay published by Oxford and edited by Peter Nidditch. This version contains countless aids for the scholar and student and is the version of the..
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  8. Zbigniew Ogonowski (1989). Przypkowski i Locke wobec problemu tolerancji. Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 34.
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  9. Zbigniew Ogonowski (1972). Polonica w bibliotece Locke'a. Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 18.
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  10. Zbigniew Ogonowski (1970). Locke jakiego nie znamy. Człowiek I Światopogląd 1 (5):45-59.
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  11. Geraint Parry (1983). The Political Thought of John Locke: An Historical Account of the Argument of the Two Treatises of Government. History of European Ideas 4 (4):474-475.
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  12. Thomas Petri (2009). Luis Cortest, The Disfigured Face: Traditional Natural Law and Its Encounter with Modernity. The Thomist 73 (4):679.
  13. Shelley Weinberg (2015). Locke on Knowing Our Own Ideas. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 (1).
    Locke defines knowledge as the perception of the agreement or disagreement of ideas. Nevertheless, he claims that we know particular things: the identity of our ideas, our own existence, and the existence of external objects. Although much has been done to reconcile the definition of knowledge with our knowledge of external objects, there is virtually nothing in the scholarship when it comes to knowing ideas or our own existence. I fill in this gap by arguing that perceptions of ideas are (...)
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Locke: Metaphysics
  1. Michael Albrecht (2006). Wahrheitsbegriffe von Descartes bis Kant. In Markus Enders & Jan Szaif (eds.), Die Geschichte des Philosophischen Begriffs der Wahrheit. De Gruyter 231--250.
  2. S. Alexander (1929). Locke's Lantern. Mind 38 (150):271.
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  3. Fabrizio Amerini (2011). Intention, Primary and Secondary. In H. Lagerlund (ed.), Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer 555--558.
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  4. Scnelers Anthropologie (1974). Bibliography (1963-1974) of Primary and Secondary Literature. In Max Scheler & Manfred S. Frings (eds.), Max Scheler (1874-1928): Centennial Essays. Nijhoff 23--165.
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  5. Michael Ayers, Ray Monk & Frederic Raphael (1997). Locke Ideas and Things.
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  6. Bob Chase (1997). John Locke and Cultural Relativism. Interpretation 25 (1):59-90.
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  7. M. B. Crowe (1968). John Locke. Philosophical Studies 17:292-294.
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  8. E. M. Curley (1975). Professor Palmer on Locke. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 1 (1):49.
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  9. Marcos Rodrigues da Silva (2010). Jonh Locke e o realismo cientí­fico. Princípios 14 (21):55-65.
    la82 12.00 Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir a inserçáo de John Locke na filosofia do realismo científico no que diz respeito ao debate realismo/empirismo. Para atingir este objetivo apresentarei a hipótese de Maurice Mande lbaum de que, com relaçáo ao problema da explicaçáo científica, Locke parece estar alinhado com os realistas. Para discutir esta hipótese, procurarei oferecer uma caracterizaçáo de empirismo que seja apropriada para o debate realismo/empirismo – caracterizaçáo (...)
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  10. James Danaher (2002). Locke and Reality: A Reply to Crouch. Locke Studies 2:137-144.
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  11. Matthew Kimball Davis (1995). Ancient and Modern Approaches to the Problem of Relativism: A Study of Husserl, Locke and Plato. Dissertation, Boston College
    Relativism, provisionally definable as the view that no view is knowably better than any other, is widely accepted today. The purpose of this dissertation is to understand more fully what relativism is by looking at ancient and modern discussions of this view. ;Chapter one begins by considering Michael J. Sandel's recent discussion of a difficulty that modern liberalism faces in its acceptance of relativism. Sandel argues that relativism renders ineffective the attempt to promote toleration of various practices, and thus we (...)
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  12. Robert J. Fogelin (1969). John W. Yolton, "Metaphysical Analysis". Synthese 19 (3/4):474.
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  13. Paul W. Foos, Mark A. Sabol, Gustav Corral & Luana Mobley (1987). Age Differences in Primary and Secondary Memory. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (3):159-160.
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  14. Francis Galton (1909). Eugenic Qualities of Primary Importance. The Eugenics Review 1 (2):74.
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  15. M. Goldie, Locke on Television. Locke Studies 25:125.
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  16. Jessica Gordon-Roth (2015). Catharine Trotter Cockburn's Defence of Locke. The Monist 98 (1).
    Catharine Trotter Cockburn is best known for her Defence of Mr. Locke’s Essay of Human Understanding (1702). However very little has been said about Trotter’s treatment of Locke’s metaphysical commitments therein. In this paper I give a brief description of the history of Trotter’s Defence. Thereafter I focus on two (of the many) objections to which Trotter responds on Locke’s behalf: 1) the objection that Locke has not proved the soul immortal, and 2) the objection that Locke’s view leads to (...)
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  17. Gerald Hanratty (1977). Locke and the Decline of Philosophy. The Maynooth Review / Revieú Mhá Nuad 3 (2):28 - 49.
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  18. Errol E. Harris, D. J. O'Connor & Alfred Klemmt (1954). John Locke.John Locke. Theoretische Philosophie. Philosophical Quarterly 4 (14):87.
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  19. John Kish (1984). The Influence of Pierre Gassendi on John Locke's Theory of the Material World. Dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University
    In his Nouveaux Essais, Leibniz places Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding in the Gassendist tradition. Modern philosophical historians have, however, largely disregarded Leibniz' claim. In this dissertation, I examine the evolution of Locke's theory of the material world, and argue that its final form in his Essay is correctly interpreted only if one takes seriously Locke's indebtedness to Pierre Gassendi. ;An examination of the early Drafts A and B of Locke's Essay places his theory of the material world squarely in (...)
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  20. Alfred Klemmt (1954). John Locke, Theoretische Philosophie. Philosophical Review 63 (3):428-430.
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  21. John Knox Jr (1972). Don Locke and `Appearance-Determined Qualities'. Mind 81 (322):267-270.
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  22. J. Knox (1972). Don Locke and `Appearance-Determined Qualities'. Mind 81 (322):267 - 270.
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  23. F. Kroner (1954). Alfred Klemmt, John Locke: Theoretische Philosophie. Dialectica 8 (4):364-365.
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  24. Thomas M. Lennon (1993). Chapter III. Locke: Gassendist Anti-Cartesian. In The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715. Princeton University Press 149-190.
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  25. A. A. Luce (1940). Berkeley, Did Misunderstand Locke? Mind 49:262.
  26. Meynell (1996). Why 'Fox' Bourne? Locke Studies 27:149-150.
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  27. Michael (1995). Lennon's The Battle of the Gods and Giants. Locke Studies 26:156-172.
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  28. Victor Nuovo (2011). Reflections on Locke's Platonism. In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer
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  29. Joseph Stamey (1974). Newton's Time,Locke's Ideas, And Jonathan's Spiders. Southwest Philosophical Studies:79-87.
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  30. R. S. Woodworth (1908). Idis on The Doctrine of Primary and Secondary Sensory Elements. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 5 (17):472.
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  31. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2012). Primary-Secondary Quality Distinction. Polish Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):47-76.
    In the present paper we shall first focus on Locke’s and Reid’s understanding of primary and secondary qualities, as these two approaches mark the main dividing line in interpreting this distinction. Next, we will consider some modern approaches to the distinction and try to answer the question of whether, from theperspective of what we know about perception of sensory qualities, Locke’s ontological interpretation or Reid’s epistemological approach to the distinction are tenable ideas. Finally, we will concentrate on the relation between (...)
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  32. Elżbieta Łukasiewicz (2011). Primary-Secondary Quality Distinction: Locke’s, Reid’s, or None? Polish Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):47-76.
    In the present paper we shall first focus on Locke’s and Reid’s understanding of primary and secondary qualities, as these two approaches mark the main dividing line in interpreting this distinction. Next, we will consider some modern approaches to the distinction and try to answer the question of whether, from theperspective of what we know about perception of sensory qualities, Locke’s ontological interpretation or Reid’s epistemological approach to the distinction are tenable ideas. Finally, we will concentrate on the relation between (...)
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Locke: Essence
  1. Margaret Atherton (2007). Locke on Essences and Classification. In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding". Cambridge University Press
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  2. Margaret Atherton (1998). The Inessentiality of Locke's Essences. In Vere Chappell (ed.), Locke. OUP Oxford
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  3. Margaret Atherton (1991). Corpuscles, Mechanism, and Essentialism in Berkeley and Locke. Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1):47-67.
  4. M. R. Ayers (1977). Problems From Locke by J. L. Mackie. Philosophical Books 18 (2):71-73.
  5. Michael Ayers (2011). Primary and Secondary Qualities in Locke's 'Essay'. In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press 136.
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