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
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351583817
ISBN (Print)9781315099675
StatePublished - Aug 31 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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