, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Locke’s Fusion of the Scientific and Manifest Images

Michael Jacovides: Locke’s image of the world. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, 256pp, £45 HB
  • Matthew D. Priselac
Book Review

Locke’s Image of the World, by Michael Jacovides, is an excellent synthesis and extension of nearly two decades worth of scholarship from a leading Locke scholar. One of the most obvious ways Jacovides extends past work is by deepening the historical context and background given to Locke’s views. The number of historical references annotated at the beginning of the book dwarfs that of recent books on Locke. Jacovides has not only enriched his work by deepening its historical grounding—he has added much rich philosophy.

Locke’s Imageis “a fine grained study of the interaction between the history of science and the history of philosophy” (202) in which Jacovides traces the influence of Locke’s corpuscularianism on his philosophy. The book’s title provides its guiding thread—it explores how Locke navigates the scientific and manifest images of his day. After an introductory chapter, the next four chapters address Locke’s engagement with the early modern scientific image. Chapter 2...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyOklahoma UniversityNormanUSA

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