Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (1):164-165 (2017)

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Ruth Boeker
University College Dublin
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Shelley Weinberg’s Consciousness in Locke builds on her previous journal articles and makes significant contributions to John Locke scholarship by offering the first systematic study of consciousness throughout Locke’s Essay. According to Weinberg, consciousness for Locke is self-referential, non-evaluative awareness internal to every thought or perception. She argues that once we realize the complexity of any perception—namely that every perception involves, “at the very least, an act of perception, an idea perceived, and consciousness ” —we can see that Locke’s conception of consciousness connects important themes in his philosophical psychology, namely his theory of...
Keywords John Locke  consciousness  epistemology  moral motivation  personal identity  perception
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DOI 10.1353/hph.2017.0016
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