The Philosophy of John Locke: New Perspectives

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Overview

This collection of new essays on John Locke's philosophy provides the most up-to-date entrée into the exciting developments taking place in the study of one of the most important contributors to modern thought. Covering Locke's natural philosophy, his political and moral thought and his philosophy of religion, this book brings together the pioneering work of some of the world's leading Locke scholars.

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' ... this eclectic collection does furnish some first-rate scholarship and provides a useful and suitably wide-ranging introduction to the study of Locke's work.' - Locke Studies: An Annual Journal of Locke Research
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Meet the Author

Peter R. Anstey is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of The Philosophy of Robert Boyle (Routledge, 2000).

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
1 The Epitome (Abrege) of Locke's Essay 3
2 Locke on method in natural philosophy 26
3 Willem Jacob's Gravesande's philosophical defence of Newtonian physics: on the various uses of Locke 43
4 Locke's concept of justice 61
5 Locke, liberalism and empire 86
6 Locke's empiricist theory of the law of nature 106
7 Locke's Christology as a key to understanding his philosophy 129
8 Lockean logic 154
9 Reason's dim candle: Locke's critique of enthusiasm 179
Bibliography 192
Index 205
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