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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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, political theory, and other areas of human thought and expression.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive edition, with original spelling, of John Locke's great philosophical masterpiece on the origin, modes and scope of human understanding. The introduction discusses the European reception of the work, and its influence on philosophical practices, education and literature.

Synopsis:

This new, complete, and unabridged edition represents the very latest in critical thinking on Locke's pioneering work, which set the groundwork for modern philosophy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 750-785) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Further Reading

Bibliographical Abbreviations

A Note on the Text

Title-page of the Fifth Edition

AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

The Epistle Dedicatory

The Epistle to the Reader

The Contents

Book I: Of Innate Notions

I Introduction

II No Innate Principles in the Mind

III No Innate Practical Principles

IV Other Considerations concerning Innate Principles, both Speculative and Practical

Book II: Of Innate Notions

I Of Ideas in General, and their Original

II Of Simple Ideas

III Of Ideas of One Sense

IV Of Solidity

V Of Simple Ideas of Divers Senses

VI Of Simple Ideas of Reflection

VII Of Simple Ideas of both Sensation and Reflection

VIII Some further Considerations concerning our Simple Ideas

IX Of Perception

X Of Retention

XI Of Discerning, and other Operations of the Mind

XII Of Complex Ideas

XIII Of Simple Modes; and first, of the Simple Modes of Space

XIV Of Duration, and its Simple Modes

XV Of Duration and Expansion, considered together

XVI Of Number

XVII Of Infinity

XVIII Of other Simple Modes

XIX Of the Modes of Thinking

XX Of Modes of Pleasure and Pain

XXI Of Power

XXII Of Mixed Modes

XXIII Of our Complex Ideas of Substances

XXIV Of Collective Ideas of Substances

XXV Of Relation

XXVI Of Cause and Effect, and other Relations

XXVII Of Identity and Diversity

XXVIII Of other Relations

XXIX Of Clear and Obscure, Distinct and Confused Ideas

XXX Of Real and Fantastical Ideas

XXXI Of Adequate and Inadequate Ideas

XXXII Of True and False Ideas

XXXIII Of the Association of Ideas

Book III: Of Words

I Of Words or Language in General

II Of the Signification of Words

III Of General Terms

IV Of the Names of Simple Ideas

V Of the Names of Mixed Modes and Relations

VI Of the Names of Substances

VII Of Particles

VIII Of Abstract and Concrete Terms

IX Of the Imperfection of Words

X Of the Abuse of Words

XI Of the Remedies of the Foregoing Imperfections and Abuses

Book IV: Of Knowledge and Opinion

I Of Knowledge in General

II Of the Degrees of Our Knowledge

III Of the Extent of Human Knowledge

IV Of the Reality of Knowledge

V Of Truth in General

VI Of Universal Propositions, their Truth and Certainty

VII Of Maxims

VIII Of Trifling Propositions

IX Of our Knowledge of Existence

X Of our Knowledge of the Existence of a God

XI Of our Knowledge of the Existence of Things

XII Of the Improvement of our Knowledge

XIII Some further Considerations concerning our Knowledge

XIV Of Judgment

Xv Of Probability

XVI Of the Degrees of Assent

XVII Of Reason

XVIII Of Faith and Reason, and their Distinct Provinces

XIX Of Enthusiasm

XX Of Wrong Assent, or Error

XXI Of the Division of the Sciences

Appendix:

John Locke's Debate with Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester, as it figures in footnotes in the Fifth Edition of the Essay

Index to the Fifth Edition

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140434828
Editor:
Woolhouse, Roger
Introduction:
Woolhouse, Roger
Author:
Locke, John
Author:
Woolhouse, Roger
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Philosophy, modern
Subject:
History - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Knowledge, theory of
Subject:
History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Knowledge, Theory of -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 510
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
7.8 x 4.1 x 1.41 in 1.21 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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