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Locke : A Very Short Introduction - John Dunn

Locke

A Very Short Introduction

By: John Dunn

Paperback Published: 8th May 2003
ISBN: 9780192803948
Number Of Pages: 136

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John Locke (1632-1704) one of the greatest English philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, argued in his masterpiece, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, that our knowledge is founded in experience and reaches us principally through our senses; but its message has been curiously misunderstood. In this book John Dunn shows how Locke arrived at his theory of knowledge, and how his exposition of the liberal values of toleration and responsible government formed the backbone of enlightened European thought of the eighteenth century.

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`Review from previous edition 'lucid and lively ... offers a rich insight into the triumphs and tragedy of the source of English ideology'' New Society

Preface 1: Life 2: The politics of trust 3: Knowledge, belief and faith Conclusion Note on sources Further reading

ISBN: 9780192803948
ISBN-10: 0192803948
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 8th May 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.4  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 2

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