Locke: A Very Short Introduction Paperback
by John Dunn
Part of the Very Short Introductions series
John Locke (1632-1704) one of the greatest English philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, argued in his masterpiece, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, that our knowledge is founded in experience and reaches us principally through our senses; but its message has been curiously misunderstood.
In this book John Dunn shows how Locke arrived at his theory of knowledge, and how his exposition of the liberal values of toleration and responsible government formed the backbone of enlightened European thought of the eighteenth century.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 136 pages, 8 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 08/05/2003
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780192803948