Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Locke on Human Understanding
Published May 18th 1995 by Routledge – 216 pages
Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
John Locke is the most important figure in the history of English philosophy. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, his greatest intellectual achievement, he emphasised the importance of experience for knowledge and the critical role of the philosopher.
Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Locke on Human Understanding introduces and assesses:
* Locke's life and the background to the Essay on Human Understanding
* The text and ideas of the Essay
* The continuing importance of Locke's work to philosophy
Ideal for anyone coming to Locke for the first time, this guide will be vital for all students of Locke in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
'An extremely valuable and well-balanced guide. It would be difficult to improve on this in the way of relatively concise companion to Locke's masterwork.' - George Botterill, Sheffield University
'Lowe's book is a very useful one. It should be recommended to any student who wants an introduction to Locke, and the individual chapters should figure on reading lists. It is written in a clear style, stimulating, well-informed and thoughtful in its discussion of Locke and in its own proposals…Lowe's book is an excellent start to the new series.' - - Paul Snowdon, Mind