Originally published in 1969, the impetus for this collection came from a conference on the Thought of John Locke held at York University, Toronto in 1966. Written in the co-operative spirit of the conference, the essays collected here were intended to reflect Locke's position as a polymath and recontextualise his ideas through the juxtaposition of various academic approaches. In doing so, they provide a challenging perspective on Locke which perhaps comes closer to the original character of his thought than more traditional approaches. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Locke's ideas on philosophy, politics, science or religion.
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Table of Contents
Preface; 1. John Locke's conception of freedom Raymond Polin; 2. Locke, liberalism and nationalism M. Seliger; 3. Locke and English liberalism: the Second Treatise of Government in its contemporary setting Esmond S. De Beer; 4. The politics of Locke in England and America in the eighteenth century John Dunn; 5. The family and the origins of the state in Locke's political philosophy Gordon J. Schochet; 6. The state of nature and the nature of man in Locke Hans Aarsleff; 7. John Locke, the great recoinage, and the origins of the Board of Trade: 1695-1698 Peter Laslett; 8. Locke, Newton and the two cultures James L. Axtell; 9. The science of nature John W. Yolton; 10. Faith and knowledge in Locke's philosophy Richard Ashcroft; 11. What is a nominal essence the essence of? W. Von Leyden; 12. The essayist in his Essay Rosalie Colie; 13. Some observations on recent Locke scholarship Hanns Aarsleff; Index.