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Epistemology and Metaphysics, 1st Edition

Edited by Udo Thiel


526 pages

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This title was first published in 2002. This volume brings together recent journal articles on the main themes in John Locke’s immensely influential Essay concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690. Most contributions are from the mid-eighties to 2000, reflecting some of the most recent developments in Locke scholarship. The essays selected for this volume present a variety of approaches: some examine Locke’s thought in its historical context, some include a discussion of the impact of Locke’s philosophy on subsequent thought, some are concerned mainly with a detailed analysis of Locke’s text, and some deal with Locke from a present-day perspective. Thus, these papers convey many of the distinctive characteristics of Locke scholarship at the end of the century.

Table of Contents

Contents: Locke and the Sceptical Tradition: British sceptical realism: a fresh look at the British tradition, Stephen Buckle; Locke as moral sceptic: innateness, diversity and the reply to stoicism, Daniel Carey. Innatism and the theory of Ideas: Locke and the innatists, S.J. Winchester; Locke's mental atomism and the classification of ideas: I, M.A. Stewart; Locke's mental atomism and the classification of ideas: II, M.A. Stewart; Is Locke an imagist?, David Soles. Body and Soul, Will and Desire: Locke on superaddition and mechanism, Matthew Stuart; Reconsidering the basis of Locke's primary-secondary quality distinction, Laura Keating; Locke on the essence of the soul, Garth Kemerling; Necessity and will in Locke's theory of action, E.J. Lowe; Locke, suspension of desire and the remote good, Tito Magri. Substance, Essence and Kinds: Locke versus Aristotle on natural kinds, Michael R. Ayers; Locke on real essence and internal constitution, Jean-Michel Vienne. Identity and Persons: Locke and relative identity, Vere Chappell; Locke and the 18th-century materialist conceptions of personal identity, Udo Thiel. Language: 'Do words signify ideas or things?': the scholastic sources of Locke's theory of language, E.J. Ashworth; Locke on language on real essence: a defense, Nicholas Unwin. Knowledge and Opinion, Reason and Faith: Reason and experience in Locke's epistemology, Elliot D. Cohen; Locke on mathematical knowledge, Predrag Cicovacki; Faith and reason in Locke's Essay, David C. Snyder; The assurance of faith, Nicholas Wolterstorff; Name index.

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PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General