Action in John Locke’s ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’

Portrait of John Locke, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1697 / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages The first edition of the Essay included a brief chapter, “Of Power,” dealing with the nature of human volition. Despite the admiration of his friends, Locke expressed both surprise at[…]