John Locke's Moral Revolution critiques two traditional approaches to John Locke's philosophy. The first approach interprets John Locke as committed to justifying his early his early Christian / Aristotelian views of the law of nature. The second approach sees Locke attempting to manage a cluster of inconsistent moral views. In this new work, author Samuel Zinaich, Jr. argues that Locke attempts to establish a solid underpinning for religious, moral, and political ideas upon the philosophy of corpuscularism.
Samuel Zinaich, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Calumet. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. He is the co-editor of Ethics for the Professions. He is active in scholarly philosophical societies and is a member of the Editorial board for The International Journal of Philosophical Practice.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 1: The Historical Context for the Essays and the Essay Chapter 5 Chapter 2:Essays on Law of Nature Chapter 6 Chapter 3:An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Chapter 7 Chapter 4: The Irreconciliation of the Essays and the Essay Chapter 8 Chapter 5: The Reconciliation of the Essay and the Treatises Part 9 Conclusion: Repositioning Locke Within the History of Moral and Political Philosophy Part 10 Appendix A: Does Locke Really Hold to an Intellectualist View of Obligation? Part 11 Appendix B: Question 4 of the Essays Concerning the Law of Nature Part 12 Appendix C: Locke on Innate Ideas in the Essays Concerning the Law of Nature Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 Index