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Of the Conduct of the Understanding

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This letter shows the importance Locke attached to the Conduct, and its intended place within the body of the Essay. Unfortunately he never completed the work, which was finally published only in the Posthumous Works of 1706. The big topic which Locke was only just beginning to open up was that of the 'Ethics of Belief'. Every man, he tells us, should regulate his ascent b ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published 1706)
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Yann
Jan 02, 2015 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Ce petit ouvrage est un chapitre qui aurait pu compléter l'essai sur l'entendement humain de John Locke(1632-1704), mais qui n'a été publié qu'après la mort de l'auteur, à part. Il s'agit de dessiner une méthode permettant d'exercer correctement sa raison, sur la base des éléments établi dans son premier ouvrage.

J'ai entendu parler de Locke la première fois en lisant Voltaire. Ce français caustique, gai et railleur, ne ménageait personne avec ses traits mordants et sarcastiques. Il ne louait jam
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Martijn Van Duivenboden
Jun 13, 2013 Martijn Van Duivenboden rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: politicians
Shelves: philosophy, british
Met het Leidraad Voor Het Verstand heeft John Locke een toegankelijk en praktisch filosofisch werk geschreven. Het moet wel vanuit de ontwikkeling van de Verlichting gelezen worden, want hoewel je vandaag de dag niet zonder verstand kan, wordt de functionaliteit van emotie achterwege gelaten. Zijn pleidooi voor de wetenschap en dan met name de wiskunde en de religie is actueel, maar moet nu worden aangevuld met kunst, sport en natuurlijk de filosofie zelf.
Locke roept op tot een goed gebruik van
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Marc
Oct 09, 2015 Marc rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Slingerbeweging, sterk van de hak op de tak, geen systematiek
Maar wel een aantal interessante, moderne inzichten over het goed gebruiken van je verstand.
Nathan
Apr 02, 2010 Nathan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly light, opening out onto the many ways human thinking goes awry. Cautionary, if nothing else.
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John Locke was an English philosopher. Locke is considered the first of the British Empiricists, but is equally important to social contract theory. His ideas had enormous influence on the development of epistemology and political philosophy, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential Enlightenmen
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