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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding : Hackett Classics - John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Hackett Classics

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Published: 15th September 1996
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Kenneth Winkler's deft abridgment of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding includes generous selections from the Essay, topically arranged passages from the replies to Stillingfleet, a chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index based on the entries that Locke himself devised. His insightful introduction provides the reader with both a historical and a philosophical context in which to assess Locke's masterwork.

This abridgment by Kenneth Winkler is the best that has ever been done. Winkler's judgment as to what must be kept and what may be dropped is unerring, and his literary skill has enabled him to fashion a text that reads smoothly. An illuminating Introduction and comprehensive glossary enhance the value of this volume for students. --Vere Chappell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Locke's Essay is a massive, scarcely organized work that is easy for students to get lost in and difficult for teachers to lend coherence to. But Winkler's abridgment succeeds remarkably at bringing out the underlying structure of Locke's masterpiece without sacrificing any of the long and important passages that put the meat on that structure. I didn't think this could be done until I came across Winkler's abridgment. It certainly makes teaching Locke much easier, since it makes the structure of the Essay more apparent, and leaves the teacher thus freer to concentrate on the details of the text. I know of no passages from the Essay left out of this abridgment that I would prefer to use in a lower-level class. If anything, I would have made the abridgment shorter still. But to my knowledge, nobody has yet done a better job than Winkler. --Michael Rolf, University of Pennsylvania

Locke's Life and Writing
The Essay concerning Human Understanding
Ideas and Principles
Language and Abstraction
Knowledge
Reception and Legacy
A Chronology of John Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 1
Appendix Extracts from Locke's Letters to Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester
Explanatory Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780872202160
ISBN-10: 087220216X
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 15th September 1996
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.8 x 21.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Type: Abridged