Consciousness in Locke

2016.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shelley Weinberg, Consciousness in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 240pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749011. Reviewed
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2016.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shelley Weinberg, Consciousness in Locke, Oxford University Press, 2016, 240pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198749011. Reviewed by  Larry M. Jorgensen, Skidmore College Shelley Weinberg's superb new book on consciousness in Locke addresses many of the puzzling features of Locke's theory of knowledge and his theories of personal identity and moral agency, aiming to show how a proper understanding of the role consciousness plays in Locke's account undoes the several interpretive Gordian knots in each of these areas. Weinberg takes a systematic approach to the topic of consciousness. Rather than focus primarily on passages that look like they might yield a description or analysis of consciousness, Weinberg focuses on how consciousness is used by Locke. It is quite clear that consciousness plays an important role in the Essays, with Locke's theory of personal identity being the most obvious example. And so. . .

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