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Locke, J (1632.8.29-1704.10.28)

Birthplace Somerset, England.
Posts Held Sr. Student, Christ Church Coll., Oxford, 1658-83; Political Adviser, Lord Shaftesbury and other Whig politicians; Held various minor official positions after 1689.
Offices Member, Council of Trade and Plantations; Fellow, Royal Society, 1688.
Publications Books: 1. Two Treatises of Government (1690, 1960); 2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding , 2 vols (1690, 1959); 3. Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money (1691); 4. Further Considerations (1695).
Career One of England's greatest political theorists whose wide interests included economics. His two specifically economic publications of 1691 and 1695 advocate maintaining the interest rate and not devaluing the currency. He distinguished between value and price, related market value to supply and demand, and saw price as determined by the amount of money available in relation to supply and demand.
Secondary Literature R. L. Colie, `Locke, John', International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences , D. L. Sills (ed.) (Macmillan and Free Press, 1968), vol. 9; K. I. Vaughn, John Locke Economist and Social Scientist (Univ. Chicago Press, 1980).


An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (vt.edu)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Univ.of Idaho)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (tamu.edu)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (cybercom.net)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Search Engine for this text (arts.cuhk.edu.hk)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (panoramix.univ-paris1.fr)
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (knuten.liu.se)
An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government (1690) (odur.let.rug.nl)
An Essay Concerning the True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government (1690) (ilt.columbia.edu) 6th Edition
A Letter Concerning Toleration (vt.edu)
A Letter Concerning Toleration (Univ.of Idaho)
A Letter Concerning Toleration (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk) translated by William Popple
A Letter Concerning Toleration (knuten.liu.se) translated by William Popple
A Letter Concerning Toleration (odur.let.rug.nl) translated by William Popple
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (vt.edu)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (Univ.of Idaho)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (1690) (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (1690) (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (1690) (unimelb.edu.au)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (1690) (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay (1690) (ipf.simplenet.com) Eclectic Electronic Text Archive
Further Considerations Concerning Raising the Value of Money, Wherein Mr. Lowndes’s Arguments for it in his late Report concerning An Essay for the Amendment of Silver Coins, are particularly Examined (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Further Considerations Concerning Raising the Value of Money, Wherein Mr. Lowndes’s Arguments for it in his late Report concerning An Essay for the Amendment of Silver Coins, are particularly Examined (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Further Considerations Concerning Raising the Value of Money, Wherein Mr. Lowndes’s Arguments for it in his late Report concerning An Essay for the Amendment of Silver Coins, are particularly Examined (unimelb.edu.au)
Of the Conduct of the Understanding (ilt.columbia.edu) Foreword by LAWRENCE A. CREMIN; Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by FRANCIS W. GARFORTH
Second Treatise of Government (wiretap.spies.com) Hackett Publishing Company
Second Treatise of Government (knuten.liu.se)
Short Observations on a Printed Paper, Entitled "For Encouraging the Coining Silver Money in England, and after for keeping it here." (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Short Observations on a Printed Paper, Entitled "For Encouraging the Coining Silver Money in England, and after for keeping it here." (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Short Observations on a Printed Paper, Entitled "For Encouraging the Coining Silver Money in England, and after for keeping it here." (unimelb.edu.au)
Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money (socsci.mcmaster.ca)
Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money (unimelb.edu.au)
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693) (socsci.kun.nl) from the edition included in The Educational Writings of John Locke, edited by John William Adamson, published by Cambridge University Press in 1922

Other Information
Locke's Page (usrealestate.com)
The Locke Institute (his.com)
Complete Locke, John (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk) biography
Chris' Philosophy page (geocities.com)
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (utm.edu)
John Locke - Selected primary works on economics (mcmaster.ca)
John Locke - Selected primary works on economics (ecn.bris.ac.uk)
John Locke - Selected primary works on economics (unimelb.edu.au)

Reference Text
Locke's Theory of the State (socsci.mcmaster.ca) Proceedings of the British Academy, vol., 2, 1904
Locke's Theory of the State (ecn.bris.ac.uk) Proceedings of the British Academy, vol., 2, 1904
Locke's Theory of the State (unimelb.edu.au) Proceedings of the British Academy, vol., 2, 1904
The Pre-History of Cognitive Science (humanitas.ucsb.edu)
John Locke Bibliography/A List of Recent Publications (libraries.psu.edu)
Richard S. Westfall's Locke Page (libraries.psu.edu) factual and biographical data about Locke
Safe Haven (ultranet.com)

References and other Images
The opening pages of Locke's fifth essay on natural law (64K) (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk)
The title page from a 1690 edition of Locke's An Essay concerning Human Understanding (32K) (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk)
Locke's other image (16K) (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk)
John Locke, a painting by John Greenhill. (National Portrait Gallery, London) (51K) (humanum.arts.cuhk.hk)
Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research (econ.jhu.edu)
Center d'Histoire de la Pensée Economique (univ-paris1.fr)


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