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An essay concerning human understanding

Author: John Locke; P H Nidditch
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
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Locke's Essay ... (1690) withstood an onslaught by traditional theologians, for rejecting orthodox theology and the concept of innate ideas: as he suggested that God could make matter think. The Essay quickly became one of the most influential books of the eighteenth century, and its contributions to the philosophy of space and time, matter and power were quickly hailed as formative contributions to ...  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Locke; P H Nidditch
ISBN: 0198245955 9780198245957
OCLC Number: 4804802
Notes: "The text of Locke's Essay is reprinted (with corrections) from the Clarendon edition, first published 1975"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 748 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: John Locke ; edited with a foreword by Peter H. Nidditch.
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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,  Read more...

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'has a wonderful tentative quality to it, not trying to press a point but now and again touching on a wisdom of some sort .. very rewarding.' The Scotsman

 
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