Locke: A Biography

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Cambridge University Press
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6.32 X 9.04 X 1.56 inches | 1.91 pounds

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About the Author
Roger Woolhouse is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. He is the author of many journal articles and books on early modern philosophy, including The Empiricists, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and, with R. Francks, Leibniz's 'New System'.
"Woolhouse weaves compelling critical readings of Locke's works into events in Locke's life that prompted them, also showing the extent to which many of Locke's key ideas emerged early in his life. Woolhouse combines engaging writing with lucid insights into Locke's times to create not only an elegant critical biography but also a first-rate social history."
-Library Journal

"Woolhouse's portrait supersedes the 1957 definitive biography by mining a multivolume collection of Locke's correspondence published since then, providing this opportunity for active philosophy collections to freshen their Locke section."

"Woolhouse has produced a fascinating portrait of Locke which will be required reading for all those interested in Locke the philosopher and Locke the man, for many
-Chris R. Kyle, Renaissance Quarterly

"Relying on Locke's correspondence, manuscripts, and mostly unpublished journals, Woolhouse pieces together a detailed quilt that exhibits the tremendous variety of Locke's interests and activities...(a) judicious and engaging biography."
-Michael Losonsky, Journal of the History of Philosophy

"Rodger Woolhouse has written a fine new comprehensive biography of John Locke.[...]This is a fine addition to the scholarship on Locke and will serve as a very useful account of his life and a good introduction to his thought."
-John Marshall, Johns Hopkins University, American Historical Review

"Woolhouse has hit the mark in producing a biography which is useful and accessible... This deserves to become a standard reference text."
-Metapsychology Online Reviews