Locke



LockeThis Is The First Comprehensive Biography In Half A Century Of John Locke A Man Of Versatile Mind, Fitted For Whatever You Shall Undertake , As One Of His Many Good Friends Very Aptly Described Him Against An Exciting Historical Background Of The English Civil War, Religious Intolerance And Bigotry, Anti Government Struggles And Plots, And The Glorious Revolution Of 1688, Roger Woolhouse Interweaves The Events Of Locke S Rather Varied Life With Detailed Expositions Of His Developing Ideas In Medicine, Theory Of Knowledge, Philosophy Of Science, Political Philosophy, Philosophy Of Religion, And Economics Chronologically Systematic In Its Coverage, This Volume Offers An Account And Explanation Of Locke S Ideas And Their Reception, While Entering At Large Into The Details Of His Private Life Of Intimate Friendships And Warm Companionship, And Of The Increasingly Visible Public Life Into Which, Despite Himself, He Was Drawn Oxford Tutor, Associate Of Shaftesbury, Dutiful Civil Servant Based On Broad Research And Many Years Study Of Locke S Philosophy, This Will Be The Authoritative Biography For Years To Come Of This Truly Versatile Man Whose Long Standing Desire Was For Quiet Residence In His Oxford College Engaged In The Study And Practise Of Medicine And Natural Philosophy, Yet Who, After Years In Political Exile, Finally Became An Over Worked But Influential Public Servant And Who Is Seen Now As One Of The Most Significant Early Modern Philosophers 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • Locke
  • Roger Woolhouse
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 0521817862

10 thoughts on “Locke

  1. Alp Turgut says:

    D nceleriyle ayd nlanma felsefesinin n n a an ayn zamanda siyasete de y n veren nl ngiliz d n r John Locke un hayat n anlatan Roger Woodhouse un ayn adl eseri, Locke un hayat n d nceleriyle beraber fazlas yla detayl bir ekilde okuyucuya veren genel olarak ba ar l bir biyografi Thomas Hobbes a nazaran insanl ktan umudunu yitirmeyen John Locke un i sava n son zamanlar nda b y mesi bu ekilde d nmesinin en b y k nedeni T p alan ndaki ara t rmalar yla doktor nvan lay k g r D nceleriyle ayd nlanma felsefesinin n n a an ayn zamanda siyasete de y n veren nl ngiliz d n r John Locke un hayat n anlatan Roger Woodhouse un ayn adl eseri, Locke un hayat n d nceleriyle beraber fazlas yla detayl bir ekilde okuyucuya veren genel olarak ba ar l bir biyografi Thomas Hobbes a nazaran insanl ktan umudunu yitirmeyen John Locke un i sava n son zamanlar nda b y mesi bu ekilde d nmesinin en b y k nedeni T p alan ndaki ara t rmalar yla doktor nvan lay k g r len Locke un Lord Ashley Shaftesbury le tan mas hayat n n k r lma noktalar ndan birini olu turuyor Bu ekilde devlet i lerinde de rol almaya ba layan Locke un birbirinden farkl dinlere sahip olan insanlar n bar i inde ya amalar i in birbirlerine ho g r g stermeleri gerekti ini savunmas alan nda r a an d ncelerinin ba nda geliyor G rd sava lar n n o unun nedeninin insanlar n birbirleri zerine yapt din bask s oldu unu g ren Locke un insanlar n istedi i dini inanc tercih etme zg rl ne sahip oldu unu savunmas bug n n inan ve d nce zg rl n n temeli niteli inde Dini inanc n devletle ilgisini olmad n , akla uymayan hi bir ayetin k r k r ne kabul edilmemesi gerekti ini ne s ren Locke, insanlar n okuduklar n daima ba kalar yla payla arak d nmeleri gerekti ini belirtiyor Buna ek olarak Hobbes un aksine devleti y netenlerin Tanr taraf ndan de il halk taraf ndan ba a getirildi inin, ve y netimdeki ahs n halk korumad takdirde g revden al nabilece inin alt n izen nl d n r, do al haklar n halk n elinden al nmayaca n belirterek demokratik yap la man n da temellerini at yor Locke un en nemli katk lar ndan bir di eri de e itim zerine Edward Clarke n o lunu nas l yeti tirmesi gerekti ine dair yard m almak i in Locke un yan na gelmesi buna b y k katk sa l yor Do du umuz da beynimizin bo bir kutu oldu unu, ve Tanr inanc dahil olmak zere her t rl bilginin d ar dan ve deneyimden geldi ini belirten Locke, ocuklar n geli iminde ald klar e itimin fazlas yla nemli oldu unu vurguluyor Hatta ocuklar n belli bir ya a gelmeden kutsal kitaplar okumamas gerekti ini s yleyen Locke un kutsal kitaplar n yeti kin olmayan bireyler i in tehlikeli ayetler bar nd rd n n alt n izdi ini s ylemek gerek K saca, Treatises of Government , An Essay Concerning Human Understanding ve Some Thoughts Concerning Education eserleriyle r a an Locke un de erini bu kitapla daha net bir ekilde anl yorsunuz Kronik bron iti sebebiyle nefes almakta zorlanan Locke un hayat n ve d ncelerini derinlemesine anlatan kitab n zay f taraf ise Locke hakk nda her eyi vermesi Newton ve Leibniz le aralar nda ge en konu malara da de inmesine ra men daha ok ansiklopedi olarak tan mlayabilece im kitab okurken a k as zaman zaman ok s k ld m belirtmeliyim Ama ald m notlara g z att mda okudu uma de di ini s yleyebilirim 25.02.2019 stanbul, T rkiyeAlp Turgut

  2. Malcolm Yarnell says:

    In this authoritative biography of one of the greatest philosophers in human history, Roger Woolhouse has provided us with an excellent presentation of the historical context, personal character, and intellectual basics of this profoundly influential philosopher of nature and the human mind who was also an accomplished and innovative modern political thinker and pious yet critical biblical theologian.

  3. Philbro says:

    What an insight into a major epoch for humanity the liminal space between pre and post Enlightenment, pre and post scientific revolution lived as Locke himself lived it Locke s insight into empiricism even while he held fast to his pious upbringing is nothing short of Kuhnian in its radicalness, and he suffered barbs for it in his day Yet this biography is also insightful for revealing what 17th century Europe still did not know For example, at one point Locke postulates that life forms a What an insight into a major epoch for humanity the liminal space between pre and post Enlightenment, pre and post scientific revolution lived as Locke himself lived it Locke s insight into empiricism even while he held fast to his pious upbringing is nothing short of Kuhnian in its radicalness, and he suffered barbs for it in his day Yet this biography is also insightful for revealing what 17th century Europe still did not know For example, at one point Locke postulates that life forms are powered via respiration which adds nitrate salt to the blood nitrate salt was known to give action to gunpowder and invigorate soil for agriculture Locke also considered the viability of perpetual motion In a time which foreshadows the eventual Revolution in the colonies, the time of Newton, Boyle, and Leibniz all of whom make appearances in Locke s life , this look into the life of an eminent 17th century philosopher is a testament not only to Locke s genius, but the genius of humanity itself

  4. Carl Rollyson says:

    Book ReviewLocke A Biographyby Roger WoolhouseThe English philosopher John Locke 1632 1704 left behind not only An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 1690 but also his laundry lists and many other records, documents, and correspondence quite an abundant stock of material that should enrich the work of his biographer.Roger Woolhouse draws deeply on this awesome archive, and yet to my biographer s mind, Locke A Biography Cambridge, 548 pages, 39.99 is a let down Following the Book ReviewLocke A Biographyby Roger WoolhouseThe English philosopher John Locke 1632 1704 left behind not only An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 1690 but also his laundry lists and many other records, documents, and correspondence quite an abundant stock of material that should enrich the work of his biographer.Roger Woolhouse draws deeply on this awesome archive, and yet to my biographer s mind, Locke A Biography Cambridge, 548 pages, 39.99 is a let down Following the well established procedures of academia, Mr Woolhouse presents Locke s life in strict chronological order, paying heed to every treatise, even when there is considerable overlap between these works resulting in tiresome repetitions.If this Locke scholar is obliged to be so rigidly faithful to the order of his subject s oeuvre, is there not a corresponding fealty to the demands of biography Certainly, Mr Woolhouse lays bare a good deal about his subject, but he never lingers to take the measure of the man who argued that government is founded on the consent of the governed, and that the individual begins life as a piece of white paper on which experience writes his ideas and values.In his early writings, for example, Locke was doubtful that there could be comity between different Christian denominations, let alone between different faiths After traveling to Cleves in Germany and witnessing how a diverse community of Christians managed to live in harmony, he began to change his views, becoming, in the end, an outspoken champion of toleration.Why not write, then, a Lockean biography Instead of giving every piece of the philosopher s writing equal weight, focus precisely on those experiences that gave rise to his treatises And attach those experiences and works to the portrayal of a man with strikingly modern ideas about self invention.When Locke rejected an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic post in Spain, he wrote in a letter Whether I have let slip the minute that they say everyone has once in his life to make himself, I cannot tell Step aside, Andy Warhol, for the original philosopher of self creation.Locke observed himself learning from experience, and consequently he launched a series of arguments against the notion of innate ideas The mind expanded through the senses God gave humankind a sensory apparatus for a purpose, Locke contended, even if not everything in creation can be comprehended through empirical investigation.All this can be gleaned from Mr Woolhouse s very learned book, but it becomes rather a chore to assemble And some aspects of Locke are never integrated into a whole view of the man Why, for example, was Locke so interested in medicine and chemistry Surely his fascination with the functioning of the human body is connected to his fixation on a corporeal self, where ideas result from physical sensations.Evenintriguing are Locke s chronic illnesses He thought he had consumption tuberculosis , although it now seemsprobable that he suffered from asthma, bronchitis, and eventually emphysema from inhaling all that horrid coal smoke in London He almost never visited the city without returning home to Oxford with a racking cough Did Locke see in his own ailments which interrupted but perhaps also stimulated his medical studies proof of the way ideas and sensations mesh Mr Woolhouse might object that evidence is lacking for the answers to my questions But surely it is duty of any biographer to pose questions that arise out of the patterns of a subject s life.Biography is not merely a matter of reporting what the biographer knows it is also a work of interpretation seeking out the subject s motivations For example, Mr Woolhouse seems to think that Locke was rather cowardly when he disavowed the politics of his employer, the Earl of Shaftsbury, who was suspected of plotting against Charles II Locke had been Shaftsbury s secretary and was certainly privy to, if not a full participant in, Shaftsbury s intrigues Mr Woolhouse quotes someone who knew him Locke during his worrying years as having a peaceable temper, and rather fearful than courageous He might here have pointed out that Locke s aim was to preserve his life as a thinker, even if it meant to use Mr Woolhouse s term resorting to disingenuity Experience taught Locke to bide his time In 1699, he returned to England from a six year exile in Holland, understanding that his new sovereign, William, would look favorably on his work Thus began Locke s triumphant years of publication.So Locke did not miss his minute, and it is unfortunate that Mr Woolhouse s biography does not present his subject s grand return and triumph with the kind of fanfare it deserves

  5. Brian says:

    I don t read biographies as a habit, so I have lttle with which to compare this book on its own My purpose, though, was to glean some insight into Locke s life and understand how he came to his conclusions on liberty My hypothesis was that his religious views equating salvation with freedom bled over to his political inclinations, and I found that mosty true, but weakly supported The author wasn t helpful to my thesis in most regards, and awkwardly projected a quixotic claim of homosexuality I don t read biographies as a habit, so I have lttle with which to compare this book on its own My purpose, though, was to glean some insight into Locke s life and understand how he came to his conclusions on liberty My hypothesis was that his religious views equating salvation with freedom bled over to his political inclinations, and I found that mosty true, but weakly supported The author wasn t helpful to my thesis in most regards, and awkwardly projected a quixotic claim of homosexuality in a few brief sentences Locke, though, was quite interesting even though we seem to haverecords concerning his hobbies than anything else Didn t actually finish on purpose I didn t much care what happened after the Glorious Revolution and his Two Treatises

  6. Atila Demirkasımoğlu says:

    Kitab okumay bitirdim nce verimli ve ahlakl bir hayat anlat yor biyografisi 7 10 olsun notum Kitab n anlat m n ok be enmedim Gereksiz k s mlar var bence ve esas sakl yor kimi ayr nt lar Ak c l k yakalanamam Locke un fikirlerinin derli toplu bir zet gibi sunuldu unu da s yleyemeyiz K t kitap m Hay r 7 10 vermezdim herhalde..

  7. William Dillon says:

    Author does a great job staying focused on the man John Locke and didn t overemphasize his philosophical works though they were thoroughly discussed The best takeaway from this book was his definition of true knowledge I have even inherited this into my personal views

  8. Elise says:

    I read first chapter and a few pages of the second I couldn t get into it.

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