Locke on consciousness and reflection

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There seems to be no settled view on the nature and role of consciousness in Locke's philosophical psychology. In this chapter, I survey a number of interpretive strategies and outline the problems, solutions, advantages, and disadvantages of rival interpretations. I consider one very interesting issue in some detail that might make a difference to the viability of competing theories: whether or not Locke allows that we have non-ideational mental content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Lockean Mind
EditorsJessica Gordon-Roth, Shelley Weinberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315099675
ISBN (Print)9781032055794, 9781138296909
StatePublished - Aug 31 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Philosophical Minds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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  • The Lockean Mind

    Gordon-Roth, J. (Editor) & Weinberg, S. E. (Editor), Aug 31 2021, Routledge. 664 p. (Routledge Philosophical Minds)

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