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John Locke is the most important figure in the history of English philosophy. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, his greatest intellectual achievement, he emphasised the importance of experience for knowledge and the critical role of the philosopher.
Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Locke on Human Understanding introduces and assesses:
* Locke's life and the background to the Essay on Human Understanding
* The text and ideas of the Essay
* The continuing importance of Locke's work to philosophy Ideal for anyone coming to Locke for the first time, this guide will be vital for all students of Locke in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
Lowe's approach is geared to the reader who wants to know more about John Locke and his work. Lowe's work will fully complement the reader's first encounter with the Essay Concerning Human Understanding. The reader will not only glean a comprehensive sense of the work's intricacies, arguments, and themes, but also a sense of Locke's life and the Essay's relation to Locke's other major works.
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