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Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke RSS

The Locke Board and its publisher, Oxford University Press, aim to place in the public domain critical editions of the complete works of Locke in approximately thirty-seven volumes. The intention is to include all texts hitherto printed that can securely be attributed to him (or in which he had a substantive role in composing), together with his correspondence, and a considerable body material from his unpublished manuscripts.

The project was envisaged by Peter Laslett in 1954 and accepted in principle by Oxford University Press in 1956, when Esmond de Beer embarked on an edition of Locke's Correspondence. An editorial board was created in 1972. Publication was inaugurated by Peter Nidditch in 1975 with the appearance of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. By 2012 eighteen volumes had been published. Editors have been assigned to nearly all remaining volumes.

Each volume is published in hardback and several are in paperback. All volumes so far published remain available, except for the hardback edition of the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. All volumes are available online on Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, and the Correspondence is also available on Electronic Enlightenment.

The Locke Board meets once a year in Oxford. The General Editor is J. R. Milton. The Chair is Mark Goldie. The OUP commissioning editor is Peter Momtchiloff.

Volumes published
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, ed. Peter H. Nidditch (1975)
The Correspondence of John Locke, 8 vols., ed. E. S. de Beer (1976-89)
A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St Paul, 2 vols., ed. Arthur W. Wainwright (1987)
Some Thoughts Concerning Education, eds. John W. and Jean S. Yolton (1989)
Drafts for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, and Other Philosophical Writings, vol. 1, eds. Peter H. Nidditch and G. A. J. Rogers (1990)
Locke on Money, 2 vols., ed. Patrick Hyde Kelly (1991)
The Reasonableness of Christianity, ed. John C. Higgins-Biddle (1999)
An Essay Concerning Toleration and Other Writings on Law and Politics, 1667-1683, eds. J. R. Milton and Philip Milton (2006)
Vindications of the Reasonableness of Christianity, ed. Victor Nuovo (2012)

Volumes planned
Drafts for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, vol. 2, eds. G. A. J. Rogers and J. R. Milton
The Conduct of the Understanding and Other Philosophical Writings, 1690-1704, eds. Paul Schuurman and Jonathan Craig Walmsley
Two Treatises of Government, ed. Ian Harris
The Correspondence, vol. 9, Supplement, ed. Mark Goldie
The Correspondence, vol. 10, Index, ed. M. A. Stewart
Theological Writings, ed. Victor Nuovo
Colonial Writings, ed. David Armitage
Writings on Natural Philosophy and Medicine, eds. Peter Anstey and Lawrence Principe
Disputations on the Law of Nature, eds. Hannah Dawson and Richard Ellis
Literary and Historical Writings, ed. J. R. Milton (with Brandon Chua, Geoffrey Kemp, David McInnis, John Spurr, and Richard Yeo)
Two Tracts on Government, eds. Jacqueline Rose and Peter Maxwell-Stuart
The Nature of Churches, ed. Timothy Stanton
Letters Concerning Toleration, 2 vols., ed. Teresa Bejan
Translations of Pierre Nicole's Essais de Morale, ed. Delphine Soulard
The Journals, 3 vols., ed. Henry Schankula
Replies to Edward Stillingfleet [no current editor]

Board Members
M. R. Ayers, University of Oxford (Emeritus)
John Dunn, King's College, Cambridge (Emeritus)
Mark Goldie, Churchill College, Cambridge
J. R. Milton, King's College, London (Emeritus)
G. A. J. Rogers, Keele University (Emeritus)
Jacqueline Rose, University of St Andrews
M. A. Stewart, Lancaster University (Emeritus)
James Tully, University of Victoria, Canada

Former Members
E. S. de Beer, Jonquil Bevan, Peter Laslett, W. von Leyden, P. H. Nidditch, R. H. Robbins, Robert Shackleton, John Yolton.

The first General Editor was Peter Nidditch, the second John Yolton, and the third M. A. Stewart.

Current volume editors

Peter Anstey, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, David Armitage, Department of History, Harvard University, Teresa Bejan, Department of Politics, University of Oxford, Brandon Chua, School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Hannah Dawson, Department of History, Kings College, London, Richard Ellis, independent scholar, Mark Goldie, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, Ian Harris, Department of Politics, Leicester University, Geoff Kemp, Department of Politics, University of Auckland, David McInnis, Department of English, Melbourne University, Peter Maxwell-Stuart, independent scholar, J.R. Milton, Department of Philosophy, Kings's College London, Victor Nuovo, Department of Philosophy, Middlebury College, Lawrence Principe, Department of History of Science, Johns Hopkins University, G.A.J. Rogers, Department of Philosophy, Keele University (Emeritus), Jacqueline Rose, Department of History, St Andrews University, Henry Schankula, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky (Emeritus), Paul Schuurman, Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Delphine Soulard, independent scholar, John Spurr, Department of History, Swansea University, Timothy Stanton, Department of Politics, York University, M.A. Stewart, Department of Philosophy, Lancaster University (Emeritus), Jonathan Craig Walmsley, Independent Scholar, and Richard Yeo, Faculty of Arts, Griffith University, Brisbane

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John Locke: Literary and Historical Writings


J. R. Milton

16 January 2019
Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke

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John Locke: Vindications of the Reasonableness of Christianity


Victor Nuovo

26 April 2012
Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke

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