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Locke's Theory Knowledge and its Historical Relations - James Gibson

Locke's Theory Knowledge and its Historical Relations

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Published: 17th February 2011
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John Locke is probably one of the highest-regarded English philosophers, and the first of the British empiricists. His ideas on the mind and consciousness have continued to resonate throughout philosophy and philosophical thought ever since An Essay Concerning Human Understanding first appeared in 1690. James Gibson's Locke's Theory of Knowledge and its Historical Relations was first published in 1917, and saw its fourth reprinting in 1968. Here, it is made available for the first time in paperback. This hugely detailed work is an invaluable collation of Locke's theories, exploring his thoughts on the problems of knowledge, the formation of ideas, causality and the self. Furthermore, Gibson also provides an in-depth historical evaluation of the effects of these theories on contemporary philosophy as a whole, and on thinkers such as Descartes, Kant and Leibniz more specifically. As such, this book is a valuable reference work for any student of philosophy.

The Doctrine of the Essay
The problem of knowledge and the 'new way of ideas'
The polemic against innate principles
The origin and formation of ideas
The contents of our ideas of modes
Our ideas of substance, causality and identity
The general nature of knowledge
The kinds and limits of knowledge
The Historical Relations of Locke's Doctrine
Locke and scholasticism
Locke and Descartes
Locke and contemporary English philosophy
Locke and Leibniz
Locke and Leibniz (continued)
Locke and Kante
Index
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ISBN: 9780521158398
ISBN-10: 0521158397
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 17th February 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45