Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, May 8, 2003 - Philosophy - 136 pages
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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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Locke: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #84)

User Review  - Christopher Holiday - Goodreads

ridiculously hard to read. Perhaps its lockes style but Id hardly call this introduction comprehensive. complex ideas are given in a few words. there is very unclear path of developmental thought. Read full review

Review: Locke: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #84)

User Review  - Afshin - Goodreads

While it's not as short that you might expect from the title, it seems to be quite comprehensive enough, whatever it might means from philosophical perspective. John Dunn walks through all aspects of ... Read full review


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Chapter 1Life
Chapter 2The politics of trust
Chapter 3Knowledge belief and faith
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