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Thought by many to be the quintessential philosopher of the modern age, John Locke’s ideas are the key to understanding society and politics in the West. In this accessible introduction, Edward Feser explores Locke’s works and looks critically at his legacy. In this, the author argues, we find the origins of many of the conflicts that dominate modern politics.

Edward Feser teaches philosophy at Pasadena City College, California. He is the author of On Nozick and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hayek.

Graeme Hunter - Professor of Philosophy, Ottawa University, Canada"The book opens the door on Locke's thinking as if on a long dormant factory whose machinery is still gleaming and ready to run...striking and instructive."Fred Miller - Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University"Edward Feser provides an excellent introduction to the philosophy of John Locke, who 'made a bigger difference to the whole intellectual climate of mankind than anyone since Aristotle' (Gilbert Ryle). Especially illuminating is Feser's account of the relation between Locke's liberal political philosophy and his empiricist epistemology and metaphysics."

"The book opens the door on Locke's thinking as if on a long dormant factory whose machinery is still gleaming and ready to run ... striking and instructive."

– Graeme Hunter - Professor of Philosophy, Ottawa University, Canada

Edward Feser provides an excellent introduction to the philosophy of John Locke, who "made a bigger difference to the whole intellectual climate of mankind than anyone since Aristotle" (Gilbert Ryle). Especially illuminating is Feser’s account of the relation between Locke’s liberal political philosophy and his empiricist epistemology and metaphysics.

– Fred Miller - Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University

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