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Locke’s Works

Oxford University Press is in the process of producing a new edition of all of Locke’s works. This will supersede The Works of John Locke of which the 1823 edition is probably the most standard. The new Clarendon editions began with Peter Nidditch’s edition of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1975. The Oxford Clarendon editions contain much of the material of the Lovelace collection, purchased and donated to Oxford by Paul Mellon. This treasure trove of Locke’s works and letters, which includes early drafts of the Essay and much other material, comes down from Peter King, Locke’s nephew, who inherited Locke’s papers. Access to these papers has given scholars in the twentieth century a much better view of Locke’s philosophical development and provided a window into the details of his activities which is truly remarkable. Hence the new edition of Locke’s works will very likely be definitive.

In addition to the Oxford Press edition, there are a few editions of some of Locke’s works which are worth noting.

  • Aaron, R. and Gibb, J. (eds.), 1936, An Early Draft of Locke’s Essay, Oxford: Clarendon Press (Scholar)
  • Abrams, Phillip (ed.), 1967, John Locke, Two Tracts of Government, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Aschcraft, Richard (ed.), 1989, The Two Treatises of Civil Government, London: Routledge. (Scholar)
  • Axtell, James, 1968, The Educational Writings of John Locke, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Gay, Peter, 1964, John Locke on Education, New York, Bureau of Publications, Columbia Teachers College. (Scholar)
  • Gough, J.W, and Klibansky (eds.), 1968, ‘Epistola de Tolerentia’, A Letter on Toleration, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Grant, Ruth and Tarcov, Nathan, 1996, Some Thoughts Concerning Education and The Conduct of the Understanding, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Co. (Scholar)
  • Laslett, Peter (ed.), 1960, Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Woolsey, A.D., 1964, John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Fontana Library, London (Scholar)


  • King, Lord Peter, 1991, The Life of John Locke: with extracts from his correspondence, journals, and common-place books, Bristol, England, Thoemmes (Scholar)
  • Fox Bourne, H.R., 1876, Life of John Locke, 2 volumes, reprinted Scientia Aalen, 1969. (Scholar)
  • Cranston, Maurice, 1957, John Locke, A Biography, reprinted Oxford University Press, 1985. (Scholar)
  • Woolhouse, Roger, 2007, Locke: A Biography, Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)



  • Locke Studies (formerly The Locke Newsletter), edited by Timothy Stanton, University of York, Heslington, York, UK.

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