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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 1689, 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 1993. Ayers 1993 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. Some Nineteenth-Century Additions to Christophersen.G. Kemerling - 1994 - Locke Studies 25.
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  2. LOCKE, D. - "Myself and Others: A Study in Our Knowledge of Minds". [REVIEW]B. Gibbs - 1969 - Mind 78:632.
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  3. LOCKE, Don: Myself and Others.Alec Hyslop - 1969 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 47:385.
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  4. A Reply to Don Locke.F. Jackson - 1975 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 53:68.
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  5. LOCKE, DON-"Memory". [REVIEW]A. J. Holland - 1972 - Philosophy 47:285.
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  6. Language and Statecraft in Early Modern Venice. [REVIEW]Michael Knapton - 2009 - The Medieval Review 2.
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  7. Locke jakiego nie znamy.Zbigniew Ogonowski - 1970 - Człowiek I Światopogląd 1 (5):45-59.
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  8. Przypkowski i Locke wobec problemu tolerancji.Zbigniew Ogonowski - 1989 - Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 34.
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  9. Polonica w bibliotece Locke'a.Zbigniew Ogonowski - 1972 - Archiwum Historii Filozofii I Myśli Społecznej 18.
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  10. Phil 5120 / 6120 - Modern & Recent Philosophy.Lex Newman - manuscript
    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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  1. Locke on Space, Time and God.Geoffrey Gorham - 2020 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 7.
    Locke is famed for his caution in speculative matters: “Men, extending their enquiries beyond their capacities and letting their thoughts wander into those depths where they can find no sure footing; ‘tis no wonder that they raise questions and multiply disputes”. And he is skeptical about the pretensions of natural philosophy, which he says is “not capable of being made a science”. And yet Locke is confident that “Our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and evident truth, (...)
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  2. Locke’s Last Word on Freedom.Julie Walsh - 2018 - Res Philosophica 95 (4):637-661.
    JohnLocke’s 1700–1702 correspondencewith Dutch Arminian Philippus van Limborch has been taken by commentators as the motivation for modifications to the fifth edition of “Of Power,” the chapter in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding that treats freedom. In this paper, I offer the first systematic and chronological study of their correspondence. I argue that the heart of their disagreement is over how they define “freedom of indifference.” Once the importance of the disagreement over indifference is established, it is clear that when (...)
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  3. Das Verhältnis John Locke's zur Scholastik. Tellkamp - 1930 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 37 (4):13-13.
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  4. John Locke-Theoretische Philosophie.Wolfgang Schwarz - 1954 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 14 (3):432-433.
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  5. Stillingfleet and Locke on Substance, Essence, and Articles of Faith. E. Kort - 2005 - Locke Studies 5:149-178.
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  6. The Possibility of Real Species in Locke: A Reply to Goodin.Pauline Phemister - 1997 - Locke Studies 28:77-86.
  7. Locke's View of Essence and its Relation to Racism: A Reply to Professor Bracken.K. Squadrito - 1994 - Locke Studies 25.
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  8. Locke on the Names of Substances.J. Troyer - 1994 - Locke Studies 25.
  9. John Locke, Theoretische Philosophie.Alfred Klemmt - 1952 - A. Hain.
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  10. A Useful Anachronism: John Locke, the Corpuscular Philosophy, and Inference to the Best Explanation.Selman Halabi - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (2):241-259.
    Locke is often interpreted as having attempted to build a foundation for knowledge based on ideas. However, textual evidence shows that the corpuscular philosophy is also a fundamental part of that foundation. Somewhat anachronistically, but also very usefully, Locke can be described as inferring corpuscularianism by an inference to the best explanation. Locke felt justified in believing that the corpuscular philosophy was the correct description of the world because it provided us with a better explanation of a wider variety of (...)
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  11. Wahrheitsbegriffe von Descartes bis Kant.Michael Albrecht - 2006 - In Jan Szaif & Markus Enders (eds.), Die Geschichte des Philosophischen Begriffs der Wahrheit. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 231--250.
  12. Locke on Power and Causation.Ruth Mattern - 1981 - Philosophy Research Archives 7:835-995.
    Ten chapters of Locke's 1685 draft are given here, with an introduction, an index of correlating passages in the Essay and the draft, and an interpretive essay, "Locke on Active Power and the Idea of Active Power from Bodies." The passages discuss various aspects of Locke's views on power and causation, including his distinction between active and passive powers, the relation between active power and minds, passive power and bodies, the origin of the idea of power, the definition of qualities (...)
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  13. Locke on Personal Identity.Jane Lipsky McIntyre - 1977 - Philosophy Research Archives 3:113-144.
    In this paper I offer an analysis, reconstruction and defense of Locke's account of personal identity. I begin with a detailed analysis of Locke's use of the term 'conscious' in its historical context. This term, which plays a central role in Locke's theory, had senses in the seventeenth century which it does not have today. In the light of this analysis, an interpretation of continuity of consciousness as the ancestral of memory is given. It is argued that this interpretation of (...)
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  14. Critical Study of Locke's Account of Personal Identity.W. F. M. Stewart - unknown
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  15. Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the External World.Paul Hoffman & Peter Alexander - 1987 - Philosophical Review 96 (4):603.
  16. Primary Philosophy.Gilbert Harman - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (3):383.
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  17. Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles: Locke and Boyle on the External World.Peter Alexander - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    This study presents a substantial and often radical reinterpretation of some of the central themes of Locke's thought. Professor Alexander concentrates on the Essay Concerning Human Understanding and aims to restore that to its proper historical context. In Part I he gives a clear exposition of some of the scientific theories of Robert Boyle, which, he argues, heavily influenced Locke in employing similar concepts and terminology. Against this background, he goes on in Part II to provide an account of Locke's (...)
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  18. Primary and Secondary Reflection: The Existential Fulcrum.Gabriel Marcel & Emin Çelebi - 2015 - Beytulhikme An International Journal of Philosophy 5 (2).
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  19. Locke's Doctrine of Substance.Francis Jeffry Pelletier - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (sup1):121-140.
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  20. Reid on Primary and Secondary Qualities.Arthur R. Greenberg - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (sup1):207-218.
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  21. A Study of the Alloying Behaviour of Ni–B Amorphous Catalysts Using Auger Parameter Measurements, and Primary and Secondary Features of the XPS Spectrum.S. Diplas *, J. Lehrmann, S. Jørgensen, T. Våland & J. Taftø - 2005 - Philosophical Magazine 85 (10):981-997.
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  22. VII.—Primary and Secondary Consciousness.May Sinclair - 1922 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 23 (1):111-120.
  23. III.—Ethical Qualities.John Holloway - 1948 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 48 (1):13-28.
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  24. VIII.—Primary and Secondary Qualities.G. F. Stout - 1904 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 4 (1):141-160.
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  25. III.—Primary and Secondary Qualities.A. H. Hannay - 1928 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 29 (1):51-66.
  26. Primary and Secondary Ocean Ridges and Their Relation to Mantle Convection Currents.Bastiaan J. Collette - 1971 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 40 (1):7-16.
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  27. Walter of Odington's Mathematical Treatment of the Primary Qualities.Donald Skabelund & Phillip Thomas - 1969 - Isis 60 (3):331-350.
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  28. The Doctrine of Primary and Secondary Sensory Elements.Boris Sidis - 1908 - Psychological Review 15 (1):44-68.
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  29. The Doctrine of Primary and Secondary Sensory Elements.Boris Sidis - 1908 - Psychological Review 15 (2):106-121.
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  30. 13. The Psychological Theory of the Primary Qualities of Matter.John StuartHG Mill - 1979 - In An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy: Volume 9. University of Toronto Press. pp. 210-249.
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  31. Locke on Language and Real Essences : A Defense.Nicholas Unwin - 1996 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 13 (2):205-219.
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  32. ‘The Secrets of All Hearts’: Locke on Personal Identity.Galen Strawson - 2015 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 76:111-141.
    Many think John Locke's account of personal identity is inconsistent and circular. It's neither of these things. The root causes of the misreading are [i] the mistake of thinking that Locke uses 'consciousness' to mean memory, [ii] failure to appreciate the importance of the ‘concernment’ that always accompanies ‘consciousness’, on Locke's view, [iii] a tendency to take the term 'person', in Locke's text, as if it were only some kind of fundamental sortal term like ‘human being’ or ‘thinking thing’, and (...)
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  33. Locke's Moral Man by Antonia LoLordo. [REVIEW]Matthew Stuart - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (2):261-263.
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  34. Appendix Two. A Defence of Mr. Locke’s Opinion Concerning Personal Identity.Edmund Law - 2014 - In Galen Strawson (ed.), Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment: Consciousness and Concernment. Princeton University Press. pp. 233-252.
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  35. Postface.Galen Strawson - 2011/2014 - Princeton.
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  36. Herbert Spencer: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography.Robert G. Perrin - 2015 - Routledge.
    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  37. Locke on Personal Identity, by Galen Strawson.P. F. Snowdon - 2015 - Mind 124 (494):688-692.
  38. Chapter III. Locke: Gassendist Anti-Cartesian.Thomas M. Lennon - 1993 - In The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715. Princeton University Press. pp. 149-190.
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  39. Reflections on Locke's Platonism.Victor Nuovo - 2011 - In V. Nuovo (ed.), Christianity, Antiquity, and Enlightenment: Interpretations of Locke. Springer.
  40. Locke on Television.M. Goldie - 1994 - Locke Studies 25:125.
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