Course Title: John Locke on Knowledge
Lecturer: Professor Peter R. Anstey, University of Sydney

Text: John Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding, ed. Peter H. Nidditch, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975. (Passages cited by Book, Chapter and Section number.)
Readings: to be provided in class
Venue and time: Faculty of Philosophy, Amphiteater Titu Maiorescu (4 pm-6 pm unless otherwise stated), AND Institute for Research in the Humanities (Dimitrie Brandza str. 1) (2pm – 4 pm)

  • Lecture 1: Introduction (March 23, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy TM)
    Reading: J. R. Milton, ‘Locke’s life and times’, in The Cambridge Companion to Locke, ed. Vere Chappell, Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 5–25.
    Reading: Locke, Essay, ‘Epistle to the Reader’ and I. i. 1.
  • Lecture 2: The Theory of Ideas (March 25, 2pm Institute for Research in the Humanities, Dimitrie Brandza str. 1)
    Reading: Essay II. i–iii and viii
  • Lecture 3: Three Types of Knowledge (March 30, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)
    Reading: Essay IV. i–iii
  • Lecture 4: Knowledge and Judgment (April 6, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)
    Reading: Essay IV. xiv
  • Lecture 5: Moral Knowledge and Knowledge of Nature (8 April 2 pm Institute for Research in the Humanities, Dimitrie Brandza str. 1)
    Reading: Essay IV. iii and xii
  • Lecture 6: Sensory Perception and Scepticism (April 13, 4 pm Faculty of Philosophy, TM)
    Reading: Essay IV. xi
  • Lecture 7: Locke’s Legacy (Optional) (April 15, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Dimitrie Brandza str. 1)

For more information please contact Prof Peter Anstey: peter.anstey@sydney.edu.au