Locke's Metaphysics

2014.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matthew Stuart, Locke's Metaphysics, Oxford University Press, 2013, 522pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199645114.
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2014.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Matthew Stuart, Locke's Metaphysics, Oxford University Press, 2013, 522pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199645114. Reviewed by Benjamin Hill, University of Western Ontario Locke's Metaphysics is a grand book. Matthew Stuart is a fantastic philosopher and wields his talents well in this book. You may not agree with his analyses, but if you are a reader of Locke's Essay, you will need to take Stuart's careful thinking very seriously. Of course this is not to say that the book is without limitations and disappointments, but the merits of the work as a whole outshine its lapses. As the title indicates, the book is devoted to certain metaphysical themes in Locke. It is not a comprehensive survey of Locke's metaphysical thinking, for subjects like space and time, number, God, goodness, and cause and effect are missing. But all the major topics are there -- categories, qualities, secondary. . .

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