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Oxford Readings in Philosophy The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contribute an introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. This new volume in the successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series presents fifteen recently published articles on the main topics in Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The increased interest in Locke's philosophy over the past twenty years has resulted in more rigorous, better informed, and more philosophically sophisticated studies than ever before. The essays included here represent the best of this recent work. Each article covers one or more major issues in Locke's Essay. Together they cover all the key themes, including: innate ideas, ideas and perception, primary and secondary qulaities, free will, substance, personal identity, language, essence, knowledge, and belief. The authors include some of the world's leading Locke scholars: Michael R. Ayers, Margaret Atherton, J.L. Mackie, John Campbell, Vere Chappell, Martha Brandt Bolton, Jonathan Bennett and Kenneth P. Winkler. Their essays exemplify the best - and most accessible - recent scholarship on Locke, making it essential for students and specialists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198751977
ISBN-10: 0198751974
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vere Chappell

Vere Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts. He is the co-author, with Willis Doney, of Twenty-Five Years of Descartes Scholarship (Garland 1987) and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Locke (1995). He has also edited Essays on Early Modern Philosophers (12 vols., Garland 1992) and Descartes' Meditations (Rowman and Littlefield 1997). His other publications include articles on Descartes and other early modern philosophers, as well as several on Locke.

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