[BOOKS] ⚣ An Essay Concerning Human Understanding ⚡ John Locke – Thegreatwallonline.us

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke Is Widely Regarded As The Father Of Classical Liberalism This Essay Was Groundbreaking In Its Approach To Foundation Of Human Knowledge And Understanding, He Describes The Mind At Birth As A Blank Slate Filled Later Through Experience, The Essay Became The Principle Sources Of Empiricism In Modern Philosophy And Influenced Many Enlightenment Philosophers Many Of The Earliest Books, Particularly Those Dating Back To The 1900s And Before, Are Now Extremely Scarce And Increasingly Expensive Pomona Press Are Republishing These Classic Works In Affordable, High Quality, Modern Editions, Using The Original Text And Artwork.

[BOOKS] ⚣ An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  ⚡ John Locke – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • John Locke
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 1406790273

10 thoughts on “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding


  1. says:

    The Essay Concerning Human Understanding is sectioned into four books Taken together, they comprise an extremely long and detailed theory of knowledge starting from the very basics and building up Book I, Of Innate Ideas, is an attack on the Cartesian view of knowledge, which holds that human beings are born with certain ideas already in their mind Of Innate Ideas begins with an argument against the possibility of innate propositional knowledge that is, innate knowledge of fact, such as The Essay Concerning Human Understanding is sectioned into four books Taken together, they comprise an extremely long and detailed theory of knowledge starting from the very basics and building up Book I, Of Innate Ideas, is an attack on the Cartesian view of knowledge, which holds that human beings are born with certain ideas already in their mind Of Innate Ideas begins with an argument against the possibility of innate propositional knowledge that is, innate knowledge of fact, such as the fact that whatever is, is , and then move...


  2. says:

    There is absolutely no doubt that Locke s ideas and arguments are very straightforward and clear in style He s the father of empiricism, among many other schools of thought i.e liberalism and individualism, which in essence, forms the proliferating values of the global society.But he s a dude from 17th century.And having read this along with his Second Treatise,I m beginning to feel that although the literary challenge may be good for the ...


  3. says:

    John Locke s readable discourse on empiricism, which we might think of now as inductive reasoning from contingent facts, covers a broad scope and gives readers a taste of the Enlightenment in its full flower Written before philosophy became too specialized for everyday discourse, this book serves as an excellent starting point anyone wanting to venture into philosophy John Locke s easy writing style stands in contrast to his formidable reputation, and within these pages he pulls together his d John Locke s readable discourse on empiricism, which we might think of now as inductive reasoning from contingent facts, covers a broad scope and gives readers a taste of the Enlightenment in its full flower Written before philosophy became too specialized for everyday discourse, this book serves as an excellent starting point anyone wanting to venture into philosophy John Locke s easy writing style stands in contrast to his formidable reputation, and within these pages he pulls to...


  4. says:

    Si bien d autre m ont t agr able et instructifs, Voila le livre de philosophie qui m aura t le plus profitable de tous ceux qui me sont tomb s dans les mains L essai philosophique sur l entendement humain, crit par John Locke en 1655 est une petite merveille, et r ussit haut la main son pari d apporter de la lumi re sur la question L auteur crit dans un style clair, tr s accessible et hors de toute affectation, mais sans c der aucun pouce aux exigences de clart et de rigueur Pour autan Si bien d autre m ont t agr able et instructifs, Voila le livre de philosophie qui m aura t le plus profitable de tous ceux qui me sont tomb s dans les mains L essai philosophique sur l entendement humain, crit par John Locke en 1655 est une petite merveille, et r ussit haut la main son pari d apporter de la lumi re sur la question L auteur crit dans un style clair, tr s accessible et hors de toute affectation, mais sans c der aucun pouce aux exigences de clart et de rigueur Pour autant, j ai du ruminer ce...


  5. says:

    John Locke has some of the best reasons why we should not believe in innate ideas, and from this, why we should not be in agreement with the Rationalists However, this begs the question How can we trust ideas based on experience Instead of bogging down his argument, I find that his trust in human experience to be refreshing We cannot live our lives sitting in a room thinking about the random crap in the world we have to get out there and live it This particular edition was a different one John Locke has some of the best reasons why we should not believe in innate ideas, and from this, why we should not be in agreement with the Rationalists However, this begs the question How can we trust ideas based on experience Instead of bogging down his argument, I find that his trust in human experience to be refreshing We cannot live our lives sitting in a room thinking about the random crap in the world we have to get out there and live it This particular edition was a different one from the rest of the class that I took, and I found that most of the text matched up word for word, however it was off when it came to chapter numbers, which confused me a bit how could the complete edition lack a chapter or two I m sure, though, that if I actually spent the time to worry about this, ...


  6. says:

    When I was making my reading list I included this title, intending also to reread Two Treatises, but when this author was the next on the list, I felt too pressed for time I did the reread but set this aside However, I then realized that I would have to also forego my intended Leibniz reading because it is a response to this So, I m way behind my fairly arbitrary and entirely self imposed timetable because I doubled back and read this I can t be the first reader to roll my eyes and grimace a When I was making my reading list I included this title, intending also to reread Two Treatises, but when this author was the next on the list, I felt too pressed for time I did the reread but set this aside However, I then realized that I would have to also foreg...


  7. says:

    This is the second time I ve read this book, sort of The first time was at university After 10 or 11 years I decied to return to it and see how much I d forgotten especially as I teach bits of Locke for A level Philosophy I slowly realised that after the first few chapters, the notes and annotations disappeared from my book, indicating that I d never finished it After a couple of days of reading this, I realised why Yes, it is one of the most important documents in Philosophical history This is the second time I ve read this book, sort of The first time was at university After 10 or 11 years I decied to return to it and see how much I d forgotten especially as I teach bits of Locke for A level Philosophy I slowly realised that after the first few chapters, the notes and annotations disappeared from my book, indicating that I d never finished it After a couple of days of reading this, I realised why Yes, it is one of the most important documents in Philosophical history Yes, it kickstarts British empiricism and sets the groundwork for Locke s political philosophy, which would go on to change the world However, it is the single dullest text you could choose to read Sheer boredom digs in deep as you read dry and lifeles...


  8. says:

    I don t know if I just wasn t in the right mindset when reading this or what but I think this book could have been condensed to perhaps a third of its current size The redundancy was astounding and the word choice so flowery for something that was not only not poetry but not even pleasant to the reader I just felt like the style and flow...


  9. says:

    Not an easy read, but the ideas contained here still have a weight Locke was truly a genius.


  10. says:

    Tabula Rasa is the phrase that we always hear parroted when referring to John Locke, but this concept of being born with a blank slate, ready for knowledge to imprinted upon, is largely irrelevant for the crux of his argument in the Essay.Another concept commonly taught to entry level philosophy students is Locke s ideas of reflection and sensation , but I firmly believe these too are not central to what the Essay is concerning.The Essay is one great crescendo of epistemology, beginning with Tabula Rasa is the phrase that we always hear parroted when referring to John Locke, but this concept of being born with a blank slate, ready for knowledge to imprinted upon, is largely irrelevant for the crux of his argument in the Essay.Another concept commonly taught to entry level philosophy students is Locke s id...

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