1300 36 33 32

'I must apply my self to Experience; as far as that reaches, I may have certain Knowledge, but no farther.' 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 through language and the conventions of taking words as signs of ideas paves the way for his penetrating critique of the limitations of ideas and the extent of our knowledge of ourselves, the world, God, and morals. Locke's masterpiece laid the foundation of British empiricism and is of enduring interest to anyone exploring the development of philosophical thought. This sensitive abridgement uses P. H. Nidditch's authoritative text, and together with an illuminating introduction and other features, makes Locke's arguments more accessible. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Buy Essay Concerning Human Understanding book by John Locke from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199296620
ISBN-10: 0199296626
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 33mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Essay Concerning Human Understanding book by John Locke and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - John Locke

Pauline Phemister is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Books By Author John Locke

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke

Two Treatises of Government

Paperback, March 2016
$28.29
Second Treatise of Civil Government by John Locke

The Second Treatise of Civil Government

Paperback, August 2015
$17.99
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Paperback, June 2014
$15.25