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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, 2 Vols by John Locke
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Nov 04, 2013

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophy
Recommended to Erik by: Vicky Wike
Recommended for: philosophy fans
Read in November, 1980 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Some of this book was assigned for the History of Classical Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago during the first semester of 1980/81, but I read all of it, albeit quickly at times.

Like Hume, Locke is a relatively easy philosopher for modern Anglo-Americans, their thought being so substantially constituative of contemporary prejudice, both in philosophy and in the natural sciences. He is not, however, as careful and precise--not as "acute" as Kant put it--as Hume was.

Although I did not do it this way, Locke's Essay might be most profitably read in the context of a study of the history of science during the early Enlightenment.

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