An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding PDF eBook
Author John Locke
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 838
Release 2004-08-26
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0141907282

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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.



An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Author John Locke
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding PDF eBook
Author John Locke
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Pages 418
Release 1996-09-15
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1603844554

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Includes generous selections from the Essay, topically arranged passages from the replies to Stillingfleet, a chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index based on the entries that Locke himself devised.



An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Author John Locke
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding PDF eBook
Author John Locke
Publisher Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Pages 755
Release 2021-10-31
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 3986772626

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 (although dated 1690) with the printed title An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate (tabula rasa, although he did not use those actual words) filled later through experience. The essay was one of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, and influenced many enlightenment philosophers, such as David Hume and George Berkeley.Book I of the Essay is Locke's attempt to refute the rationalist notion of innate ideas. Book II sets out Locke's theory of ideas, including his distinction between passively acquired simple ideassuch as "red," "sweet," "round"and actively built complex ideas, such as numbers, causes and effects, abstract ideas, ideas of substances, identity, and diversity. Locke also distinguishes between the truly existing primary qualities of bodies, like shape, motion and the arrangement of minute particles, and the secondary qualities that are "powers to produce various sensations in us" such as "red" and "sweet." These secondary qualities, Locke claims, are dependent on the primary qualities. He also offers a theory of personal identity, offering a largely psychological criterion. Book III is concerned with language, and Book IV with knowledge, including intuition, mathematics, moral philosophy, natural philosophy ("science"), faith, and opinion.



An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Author John Locke
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Author John Locke
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