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The Locke Reader : Selections from the Works of John Locke with a General Introduction and Commentary - John W. Yolton

The Locke Reader

Selections from the Works of John Locke with a General Introduction and Commentary

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Published: 9th May 1977
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John Yolton seeks to allow readers of Locke to have accessible in one volume sections from a wide range of Locke's books, structured so that some of the interconnections of his thought can be seen and traced. Although Locke did not write from a system of philosophy, he did have in mind an overall division of human knowledge. The readings begin with Locke's essay on Hermeneutics and the portions of his Essay Concerning Human Understanding on how to read a text. The reset of the selections are organized around Locke's division of human knowledge into natural science, ethics, and the theory of signs. Yolton's introduction and commentary explicate Locke's doctrines and provide the reader with the general background knowledge of other seventeenth-century writers and their works necessary to an understanding of Locke and his time.

Preface
References to Locke's books
Significant Dates
Introduction
Preliminary: Locke on Hermeneutics
The Science of Nature
The definition of knowledge
Deductive knowledge and real essence
Observational knowledge of nature
Hypotheses in science
The Doctrine of Signs
Two concepts of ideas
The origin of ideas
Word signs
Moral words
The Science of Action
Character traits and natural tendencies
Action and the person 3. Virtue and law
Education as training for virtue
Social groups and the origin of civil society
Political obligation and consent
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521290845
ISBN-10: 0521290848
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th May 1977
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52