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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding Vol 1

By: John Locke
Published By: Double9 Books
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding-Volume 1' is a groundbreaking work by John Locke that explores the nature of human knowledge and understanding. In the book's first volume, Locke argues that the human mind is like a blank slate, or "tabula rasa," at birth and that all knowledge is acquired through experience and observation. Locke delves into the mechanics of human perception and cognition, exploring the ways in which we acquire knowledge and form beliefs about the world around us. He argues that all knowledge is ultimately derived from sensory experience and that our understanding of the world is shaped by the way our minds process and interpret this sensory input. Throughout the book, Locke provides a rigorous and detailed analysis of the workings of the human mind, examining everything from the nature of ideas and concepts to the role of language and communication in shaping our understanding of the world. 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' is a foundational work in the field of philosophy, and continues to be studied and debated by scholars to this day.

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John Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and political theorist who is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the Enlightenment period. He was born in Somerset, England, and studied at Christ Church, Oxford, where he developed an interest in medicine and the natural sciences. Locke's major contributions to philosophy include his theory of knowledge, which he presented in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689). In this work, he argued that all knowledge comes from experience, and that there are no innate ideas or principles. He also advocated for the separation of church and state, and for individual liberty and religious tolerance. Locke's most influential political work is the Two Treatises of Government (1690), in which he defended the idea of limited government and the natural rights of individuals. He argued that the purpose of government was to protect people's rights to life, liberty, and property, and that people had the right to overthrow governments that failed to do so. Locke's ideas were highly influential in the development of modern liberalism and democracy. They also had a profound impact on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. His works continue to be studied and debated by scholars and students of philosophy, politics, and history around the world. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 320 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358711760
  • ISBN-13: 9789358711769
  • Item Weight: 384g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 17.7 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / Europe / France,History / Reference,Fiction / General