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An essay concerning human understanding /
written by John Locke ; complete with notes, in one volume.
edition
25th ed. with the author's last additions and corrections.
imprint
London : W. Baynes and Son, 1824.
description
xiv, 668 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0140434828
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imprint
London : W. Baynes and Son, 1824.
isbn
0140434828
catalogue key
8582849
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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In his essay, Locke rejects all appeals to authority and the theory of innate knowledge, arguing that knowledge derives from sense, perceptions and experience, as analysed and developed by reason.
Main Description
In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1690, John Locke (1632-1704) provides a complete account of how we acquire everyday, mathematical, natural scientific, religious and ethical knowledge. Rejecting the theory that some knowledge is innate in us, Locke argues that it derives from sense perceptions and experience, as analysed and developed by reason. While defending these central claims with vigorous common sense, Locke offers many incidental - and highly influential - reflections on space and time, meaning, free will and personal identity. The result is a powerful, pioneering work, which, together with Descartes's works, largely set the agenda for modern philosophy.
Main Description
Published in 1689, John Locke's pioneering investigation into the origins, certainty, and extent of human knowledge set the groundwork for modern philosophy and influenced psychology, literature, political theory, and other areas of human thought and expression.
Main Description
This new, complete, and unabridged edition represents the very latest in critical thinking on Locke's pioneering work, which set the groundwork for modern philosophy.
Main Description
Volume 1 of a 2-volume set of Locke's monumental work containing every word of all 4 books comprising the Essay. Marginal analyses of almost every paragraph, plus hundreds of explanatory footnotes.
Table of Contents
Locke's Life and Writing
The Essay concerning Human Understanding
Ideas and Principles
Language and Abstraction
Knowledge
Reception and Legacy
A Chronology of John Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 1
Appendix Extracts from Locke's Letters to Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester
Explanatory Notes
Index
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