Shelley Weinberg argues that the idea of consciousness as a form of non-evaluative self-awareness helps solve some of the thorniest issues in Locke's philosophy: in his philosophical psychology, and his theories of knowledge, personal identity, and moral agency. The model of consciousness set forth here binds these key issues with a common thread.
Shelley Weinberg's research interests are in the history of early modern philosophy, especially Locke and issues of consciousness and perception. Her previous work in these areas can be found in History of Philosophy Quarterly, Journal of the History of Philosophy, and Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2008. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.