Locke: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear account of Locke’s philosophy, his major works and ideas. The book covers the whole range of Locke’s philosophical work, offering a thematic review of his thought, together with detailed examination of his landmark text, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Locke’s thought, the book provides a cogent and reliable survey of his life, political context and philosophical influences, and clearly and concisely reviews the competing interpretations of the Essay. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of philosophers.
Patricia Sheridan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her main research interests are in early modern philosophy, including women philosophers of that period. Her work in progress concerns issues of natural law and moral motivation in Locke and the British Moralists.