William Uzgalis is a Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University where he has taught since 1981. He received a BA in Classics from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in Asian Studies from California State University at Long Beach and a Ph.D in Philosophy from Stanford University. His research focuses mainly on a variety of issues in early modern philosophy and philosophy of mind. His publications include, “Locke and Collins, Clarke and Butler On Successive Persons” in Personal Identity (second edition) edited by John Perry, University of California Press, 2008, Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding: A Reader’s Guide, Continuum 2007, “Berkeley and the Western Course of Empire: On Racism and Ethnocentrism” in Race and Modern Philosophy edited by Andrew Valls, Cornell University Press, 2005, (with Gene Korienek) “Adaptable Robots” in Cyberphilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing, Routledge, Blackwell, Oxford, 2003, “An Inconsistency not to be Excused’: On Locke and Racism,” Ed. Julie Ward and Tommy Lott, Philosophers on Race, Routledge, Oxford, 2002, “Relative Identity and Locke's Principle of Individuation,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 3, July 1990 and “The Anti-Essential Locke and Natural Kinds,” The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 152, July 1988.