Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Locke: A Very Short Introduction

by John Dunn
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803948
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,135,520
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

John Dunn is a Fellow of King's College and Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Political Thought of John Locke, Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future, Modern Revolutions, and The History of Political Theory, and the editor of Democracy: The Unfinished Journey.

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