An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume II

An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume II

by John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume II by John Locke

1. Man fitted to form articulated Sounds.
God, having designed man for a sociable creature, made him not only with an inclination, and under a necessity to have fellowship with those of his own kind, but furnished him also with language, which was to be the great instrument and common tie of society. Man, therefore, had by nature his organs so fashioned, as to be fit to frame articulate sounds, which we call words. But this was not enough to produce language; for parrots, and several other birds, will be taught to make articulate sounds distinct enough, which yet by no means are capable of language.
2. To use these sounds as Signs of Ideas.
Besides articulate sounds, therefore, it was further necessary that he should be able to use these sounds as signs of internal conceptions; and to make them stand as marks for the ideas within his own mind, whereby they might be made known to others, and the thoughts of men's minds be conveyed from one to another.

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BN ID: 2940012705679
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 249 KB

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