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An essay concerning human understanding

Author: John Locke; Pauline Phemister
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Overview: In An Essay concerning Human Understanding, John Locke sets out his theory of knowledge and how we acquire it. Eschewing doctrines of innate principles and ideas, Locke shows how all our ideas, even the most abstract and complex, are grounded in human experience and attained by sensation of external things or reflection upon our own mental activities. A thorough examination of the communication of ideas  Read more...
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Locke, John, 1632-1704.
Essay concerning human understanding.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609258930
Online version:
Locke, John, 1632-1704.
Essay concerning human understanding.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)631393004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Locke; Pauline Phemister
ISBN: 9780199296620 0199296626
OCLC Number: 223877096
Description: lvi, 520 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Locke's life and writing --
Essay concerning human understanding --
Book 1 and 2: Ideas and Principles --
Book 3: Language and abstraction --
Book 4: Knowledge --
Reception and Legacy --
Note on the text --
Select bibliography --
Chronology of John Locke --
Essay Concerning Human Understanding --
Appendix: Extracts from Locke's letter to Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester --
Explanatory notes --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: John Locke ; abridged with an introduction and notes by Pauline Phemister.
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In his Essay, John Locke sets out his theory of knowledge and how we acquire it. He shows how all our ideas are grounded in human experience and analyses the extent of our knowledge of ourselves and  Read more...

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"Oxford World Classics offers yet another abridgment of Locke s Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Do we really need another? Yes, when it s as well done as Phemister s."-Philosophy in Review

 
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