John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is among the most important books in philosophy ever written. It is also a difficult work dealing with many themes, including the origin of ideas; the extent and limits of human knowledge; the philosophy of perception; and religion and morality. This volume is original in that it focuses on the last two of these topics and provides a clear and insightful survey of these overlooked aspects of Locke's best known work. Four eminent Locke scholars present authoritative discussions of Locke's view on the ethics of belief, personal identity, free will and moral theory. Contributors include John Passmore (Australian National University), Harold Noonan (Birmingham University), Vere Chappell (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and Daniel Flage (James Madison University).In his earlier writing and the first edition of the Essay, Locke believed that it is judgments about our own good, a#39;the greater good in viewa#39; (2.21.31) as Locke puts it, that motivate us to act. This was the view we appealed to in setting out his moralanbsp;...
|Title||:||John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Focus|
|Author||:||Gary Fuller, Robert Stecker, John P. Wright|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2000|