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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108034562

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  • This biography of the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704) was published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1880. Its author, Thomas Fowler (1832–1904) held the posts of Wykeham Professor of Logic, President of Corpus Christi College, and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University; the editor of the series, John Morley, had been his pupil. The influence of Locke is pervasive in many fields - theology, education, psychology, economics and political theory as well as philosophy - and Fowler analyses the effect of his writings in five chapters (one dedicated to the Essay Concerning Human Understanding) as well as giving a chronological account of Locke's life from his obscure beginnings through his time at Oxford, his role in the household of the earl of Shaftesbury, and his two periods of travel in Europe, to a position at the heart of political and intellectual life in Restoration England.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108034562
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Locke's boyhood - his early life in Oxford
    2. Medical studies - public experiments - connexion with Shaftesbury
    3. Residence in France - the Revolution - return to England - publication of the Essay and other works
    4. Life at Oates - friendships - further publications
    5. Political affairs - public occupations - relations with the king
    6. Controversy with Stillingfleet - other literary occupations - domestic life - Peter King - latter years - death
    7. Essay on the Human Understanding
    8. Locke's opinions on religion and morals, and his theological writings
    9. The Thoughts on Education and the Conduct of the Understanding
    10. Works on government, trade, and finance
    11. Locke's influence on thought.

  • Author

    Thomas Fowler

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