JOHN LOCKE (1632 - 1704)


  • Locke and Port Royal: from Logic to Ethics, Maison Française d’Oxford, May 2

  • Locke Tercentenary Conference, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, April 2-4, 2004




  • Anthologies:

    • Locke on Toleration.  Ed. Richard Vernon.  Cambridge: CUP, 2010.

    • Political Essays.  Ed. Mark Goldie.  Cambridge: CUP, 1997.

    • Some Thoughts Concerning Education; and On the Conduct of the Understanding.  Ed. Ruth Grant and Nathan Tarcov.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 1996.

    • Locke Reader.  Ed. John W. Yolton.  Cambridge: CUP, 1977.

    • Works of John Locke in Nine Volumes.  London: Rivington, 1824.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Some Thoughts on Education.  1692.

    • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.  1690.

      • Ed. Peter H. Nidditch.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1975.

        • Book I "Of Innate Notions": Chapters 1 "Introduction" and 2 "No Innate Speculative Principles."
          • "The Senses as the Basis of Knowledge."  Western Philosophy: an Anthology.  Ed. John Cottingham.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.  26-32.
        • Book II:
          • Chapter 1 "Of Ideas in General."
          • Chapter 2 "Of Simple Ideas."
            • "Qualities and Ideas."  Western Philosophy: an Anthology.  Ed. John Cottingham.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.  80-85.
          • Chapter 12 "Of Complex Ideas."
          • Chapter 27 "Of Identity and Diversity."
            • "The Self and Consciousness."  Western Philosophy: an Anthology.  Ed. John Cottingham.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.  187-192.
        • Book III:
          • Chapter 2 "Of the Signification of Words."
            • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  254-256.
          • Chapter 3 "Of General Terms."
            • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  256-260.
      • The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.  Ed. Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg.  New York: Bedford, 2000.  817-827.

    • Two Treatises of Government.  1690.

      • Ed. Peter Laslett.  Cambridge: CUP, 1988.

    • Letters Concerning Toleration.  1689 and 1690.

      • Ed. James Tully.  Indianapolis: Hackett, 1983.




  • Anthologies:

    • Chappell, Vere, ed.  Locke.  Oxford: OUP, 1998.

    • Chappell, Vere, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Locke.  Cambridge: CUP, 1994.

    • Hirschmann, Nancy J., and Kirstie M. McClure, eds.  Feminist Interpretations of John Locke.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 2007.

    • Newman, Lex, ed.  Cambridge Companion to Locke's Essay Concerning Human UnderstandingCambridge: CUP, 2007.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Aarsleff, Hans.  From Locke to Saussure. Essays on the Study of Language and Intellectual History.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1982.
    • Ayers, Michael.  Locke.  London: Routledge, 1999.

    • Caruth, Cathy.  "The Face of Experience."  Empirical Truths and Critical Fictions: Locke, Wordsworth, Kant, Freud.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1991.  1-43.
    • Corbett, Edward P. J.  "John Locke's Contributions to Rhetoric."  College Composition and Communication 32.4 (1981): 423-33.

    • Cranston, Maurice. 

    • Dawson, Hannah.  Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

    • Dunn, John.  John Locke.  Oxford: OUP, 1984.

    • Fancher, R. E.  "Philosophers of Mind: John Locke and Gottfried Leibniz."  Pioneers of Psychology.  New York: Norton, 1979.  3rd Ed. 1996.  34-72.

    • Feser, Edward.  Locke.  Oxford: OneWorld, 2007.
    • Forster, Greg.  John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus.  Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
    • Forstrom, K. Joanna S.  John Locke and Personal Identity: Immortality and Bodily Resurrection in 17th-Century Philosophy,  London: Continuum, 2010.
    • Harris, Roy, and Talbot J. Taylor.  "Locke on the Imperfection of Words."  Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I: the Western Tradition from Socrates to Saussure.  London: Routledge, 1989.  126-138.
    • Howell, Wilbur Samuel.  "John Locke and the New Rhetoric."  Quarterly Journal of Speech 53.4 (1967): 319-333.

    • Jolley, Nicholas.  Locke: his Philosophical ThoughtOxford: OUP, 1999.

    • Law, Jules David.  "Locke's Grammar of Reflection."  The Rhetoric of Empiricism: Language and Perception from Locke to I. A. Richards.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993.  51-92.

    • Lowe, E. J.  LockeLondon: Routledge, 2005.

    • Lowe, E. J.  Locke on Human UnderstandingLondon: Routledge, 1995.

    • Patton, John H.  "Experience and Imagination: Approaches to Rhetoric By John Locke and David Hume."  Southern Speech Communication Journal 41 (1975): 11-29.

    • Richetti, John J.  Philosophical Writing: Locke, Berkeley, Hume.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983.

    • Sedgwick, Peter.  "Empiricism: Locke and the Role of Experience in Knowledge."  Descartes to Derrida: an Introduction to European Philosophy.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.  11-16.

    • Walker, William.  Locke, Literary Criticism, and Philosophy.  Cambridge: CUP, 2006.

    • Walmsley, Peter.  Locke’s Essay and the Rhetoric of Science.  Philadelphia: Bucknell UP, 2003.

    • Woolhouse, Roger.  Locke: a Biography.  Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

    • Yaffe, Gideon.  Liberty Worth the Name: Locke on Free AgencyPrinceton: Princeton UP, 2000.




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