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Author: LOCKE
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Fount (September 15, 1980)
Pages: 475 pages
Category: Politics
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding.

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 Humane 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.

Essay concerning Human Understanding tries to identify the various faculties of our mind, and how ideas are formed. Thus, we may discover the limits of knowledge, and therefore, we can identify an area of thought where truth is attainable, and another where this is impossible. Indeed, if morality was innate, we would all moral, and we would all have pangs of conscience for violation of murder or theft, which is not the case.

Apparently Locke's "Essay concerning human understanding" was first outlined in a 1688 publication. Another source says 1690, 1694, 1695 and 1700.

Volume 2 of a 2-volume set of Locke’s monumental work containing every word of all four books comprising the Essay. Volume 2 of a 2-volume set of Locke’s monumental work containing every word of all four books comprising the Essay.

Edward Lord Bishop of Worcester, concerning some Passages relating to Mr. Locke’s Essay of Human Understanding, in a late Discourse of his Lordship’s in Vindication of the Trinity

VI. VOLUME II. AN Essay concerning Human Understanding, Book III. Chap. VII. to the end of Chap. IV. Book IV. An Essay concerning Human Understanding concluded. Defence of Mr. Locke’s Opinion concerning personal Identity. Edward Lord Bishop of Worcester, concerning some Passages relating to Mr. Locke’s Essay of Human Understanding, in a late Discourse of his Lordship’s in Vindication of the Trinity. Mr. Locke’s Reply to the Bishop of Worcester’s Answer to his Letter. An Answer to Remarks upon an Essay concerning Human Understanding. Locke’s Reply to the Bishop of Worcester’s Answer to his second Letter.

The Essay Concerning Human Understanding was the first work of its kind to appear in modern times. It was an attempt on the part of the author to make a serious and systematic inquiry in the problems of epistemology

The Essay Concerning Human Understanding was the first work of its kind to appear in modern times. It was an attempt on the part of the author to make a serious and systematic inquiry in the problems of epistemology. It marked an important beginning, for once the inquiry had been brought to the attention of a reputable group of scholars, it became the central issue in the philosophical discussions that took place during the next one and one-half centuries.

Locke is an important figure in the history of Western Philosophy. The book is not easy reading

Locke is an important figure in the history of Western Philosophy. He is really the founding figure of the great empirical tradition which would go through Hume all the way up to the various analytical philosophies of the twentieth century. He is also a major political thinker whose importance for the great founders of America cannot be overestimated. The book is not easy reading. I can remember going back over it again and again to try and understand the difference between primary and secondary qualities- I can remember trying to understand how much of what Locke says has validity and is ' really the truth'.

LibriVox recording of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book II by John Locke. Read in English by Pamela Nagami; franklinvios; Brian C. Rideout; garybclayton; Patrick Munoz; enz2103; Joseph; Craig Campbell; Larry Wilson; ChadH94; realisticspeakers; Kathleen Nelson; Leon; Mayah; Ryan Bassette John Locke wrote four essays on human (or humane) understanding

His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations o. .

His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment. Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, OntarioJohn Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment.