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New Essays Concerning Human Understanding

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Translated from the original Latin, French and German. An accurate and comprehensive translation of Leibnitz' work, with great pains taken to verify the sources and content. Written by one of the great thinkers and writers of his time. Contains chapters entitled Leibnitz's critique of Locke on human understanding; new essays on the understanding, by the author of the syste ...more
Paperback, 652 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1704)
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Yann
Je connaissais surtout Leibniz par des souvenirs de taupe, pour ces travaux sur le calcul différentiel, mais pas du tout par ses écrits philosophiques, et en particulier, je n'ai pas lu sa théologie. Par contre, j'ai été très intéressé de lire ses réactions à l'essai sur l'entendement humain de Locke, ouvrage qui m'avait beaucoup profité. Leibniz était déjà très connu lorsque la philosophie de Locke a été portée à sa connaissance, et il a cherché par divers moyens de rentrer en contact avec lui, ...more
Reinhard Gobrecht
Das Buch ist in Dialogform geschrieben. Eine Person des Dialoges vertritt die Meinung John Lockes, die andere Person die Meinung von Leibniz. Es werden interessante Diskussionen geführt, z. B. über Ideen, Prinzipien, angeborenes Wissen, Verstand und Vernunft. Ein sehr informatives und gründliches Werk der Philosophie.
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Dec 30, 2015 John rated it it was amazing
In many ways better than the book Leibniz is reviewing because Leibniz explains more clearly the implications of each point and helped me understand Locke. But beyond that, Leibniz's own philosophy is revealed so well and after reading this book, I have a renewed appreciation for the great depth of his thinking.
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Very concise, very intelligent.
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My favorite work by Leibniz.
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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (/ˈlaɪbnɪts/; German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn ˈlaɪbnɪts] or [ˈlaɪpnɪts]; July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher.

He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since
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