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The Cambridge Companion to Locke's 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding' (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) 1st Edition

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'This is not only an immensely valuable and stimulating collection of essays, but also a beautifully edited and produced one, with an elegant and readable typeface, no typographical errors, and a very extensive bibliography. All Locke specialists should possess a copy and all teachers of Locke should include it on their students' reading lists.' Locke Studies

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First published in 1689, John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is widely recognised as among the greatest works in the history of Western philosophy. The Essay puts forward a systematic empiricist theory of mind. This Companion includes fifteen new essays from leading scholars, covering the major themes of Locke's work.

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
  • Paperback: 502 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521542251
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521542258
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,141,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Scott on July 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
This readable companion contains essays on Locke as a thinker and specifically on Locke's Essay.

The first essay looks at Locke's intellectual development and those who influenced him. The second essay puts Locke's tabula rasa in context. The third essay deals with Locke's concept of "ideas."

Overall, most of the essays in this volume are insightful and provide invaluable aid to understanding Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

Highly recommended!
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