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The Routledge Guidebook to Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

By E. J. Lowe

Series Editor: Anthony Gottlieb

Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages

Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

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Description

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:

  • The context of Locke’s work and the background to his writing
  • Each part of the text in relation to its goals, meaning and impact
  • The reception of the book when it was first seen by the world
  • The relevance of Locke’s work to philosophy today, its legacy and influence

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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

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).

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Description: By E. J. LoweSeries Editor: Anthony Gottlieb. 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...
Categories: Locke, Introductory Philosophy, Philosophy, Modern Philosophy (16th Century-18th Century), Epistemology, Metaphysics