The Routledge Guidebook to Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding
By E. J. Lowe
Series Editor: Anthony Gottlieb
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
John Locke is widely acknowledged as the most important figure in the history of English philosophy and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is his greatest intellectual work, emphasising the importance of experience for the formation of knowledge. The Routledge Guidebook to Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding introduces the major themes of Locke’s great book and serves as a companion to this key work, examining:
With further reading suggested throughout, this text follows Locke’s original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
Series Editor Preface Author Preface 1. Introduction: Locke’s Life and Work 2. Ideas 3. Perception 4. Substance 5. Identity 6. Action 7. Language 8. Knowledge Epilogue: The Legacy of Locke's Essay Bibliography Index
Jonathan Lowe is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University where he specialises in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and early modern philosophy. He has published widely on the subject of Locke’s philosophy, and his other books include Locke (Routledge, 2005).