A Companion to Locke
This collection of 28 original essays examines the diverse scope of John Locke's contributions as a celebrated philosopher, empiricist, and father of modern political theory.
Explores the impact of Locke's thought and writing across a range of fields including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, political theory, education, religion, and economics
Delves into the most important Lockean topics, such as innate ideas, perception, natural kinds, free will, natural rights, religious toleration, and political liberalism
Identifies the political, philosophical, and religious contexts in which Locke's views developed, with perspectives from today's leading philosophers and scholars
Offers an unprecedented reference of Locke's contributions and his continued influence
Matthew Stuart is Professor of Philosophy at Bowdoin College. He is the author of Locke's Metaphysics (2013), which examines Locke's views about ontology, primary and secondary qualities, essence and accident, substratum, mind and matter, constitution, personal identity, and agency. He has also written articles on Locke's philosophy of science and his theory of ideas.