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Essay Concerning Human Understanding : Second Treatise of Goverment - John Locke

Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Second Treatise of Goverment

Paperback Published: 14th June 2014
ISBN: 9781840227321
Number Of Pages: 880

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John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His 'Essay concerning Human Understanding'(1690) and 'Two Treatises of Government' (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often - rightly - presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment.

Both the 'Essay 'and the 'Second Treatise' (by far the more influential of the Two Treatises) were widely read by Locke’s contemporaries and near contemporaries. His eighteenth-century readers included philosophers, historians and political theorists, but also community and political leaders, engaged laypersons, and others eager to participate in the expanding print culture of the era.

His epistemological message that the mind at birth was a blank slate, waiting to be filled, complemented his political message that human beings were free and equal and had the right to create and direct the governments under which they lived. Today, Locke continues to be an accessible author. He provides food for thought to university professors and their students, but has no less to offer the general reader who is eager to enjoy the classics of world literature.

Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario

ISBN: 9781840227321
ISBN-10: 184022732X
Series: Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 14th June 2014
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 560.0

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