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Consciousness in Locke

Shelley Weinberg


Unlike any other yet of its kind, this book argues that consciousness as a form of non-evaluative self-awareness runs through and helps to solve some of the thorniest issues in Locke’s philosophy: in his philosophical psychology and in his theories of knowledge, personal identity, and moral agency. Central to the account is that perceptions of ideas are complex mental states wherein consciousness is a constituent. Such an interpretation answers charges of inconsistency in Locke’s model of the mind and lends coherence to a puzzling aspect of Locke’s theory of knowledge: how we know individual t ... More

Keywords: Locke, consciousness, perception, knowledge, moral agency, moral responsibility, moral motivation, personal identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shelley Weinberg, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign