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An essay concerning human understanding
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Locke, John

An essay concerning human understanding / John Locke ; abridged with an introduction and notes by Pauline Phemister.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Abstract: 'I must apply my self to Experience; as far as that reaches, I may have certain Knowledge, but no farther.' In An Essay concerning Human Understanding, John Locke sets out his theory of knowledge and how we acquire it. Eschewing doctrines of innate principles and ideas, Locke shows how all our ideas, even the most abstract and complex, are grounded in human experience and attained by sensation of external things or reflection upon our own mental activities. A thorough examination of the communication of ideas through language and the conventions of taking words as signs of ideas paves the way for his penetrating critique of the limitations of ideas and the extent of our knowledge of ourselves, the world, God, and morals. Locke's masterpiece laid the foundation of British empiricism and is of enduring interest to anyone exploring the development of philosophical thought. This sensitive abridgement uses P. H. Nidditch's authoritative text, and together with an illuminating introduction and other features, makes Locke's arguments more accessible.

John Locke
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Locke, John, (1632-1704.)

John Locke : essays on the law of nature : the Latin text with a translation, introduction, and notes ; together with transcripts of Locke's shorthand in his journal for 1676 / edited by W. von Leyden.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press ; Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002.

Abstract: This is the standard edition of John Locke's classic work of the early 1660s, Essays on the Law of Nature. Also included are selected shorter philosophical writings from the same decade. In his 1664 valedictory speech as Censor of Moral Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford, Locke discusses the question: Can anyone by nature be happy in this life? The volume is completed by selections from Locke's manuscript journals, unpublished elsewhere: on translating Nicole's Essais de Morale; on spelling; on extension; on idolatry; on pleasure and pain; and on faith and reason. The great Locke scholar W. von Leyden introduces each of these works, setting them in their historical context. This volume is an invaluable source for Locke's early thought, of interest to philosophers, political theorists, jurists, theologians, and historians.

Two treatises of government
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Locke, John, (1632-1704.)

Two treatises of government / John Locke ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Laslett.

Student ed.

Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

Abstract: This is the revised version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed edition of Two Treatises of Government, which is widely recognised as one of the classic pieces of recent scholarship in the history of ideas, read and used by students of political theory throughout the world. This 1988 edition revises Dr Laslett's second edition (1970) and includes an updated bibliography, a guide to further reading and a fully reset and revised introduction which surveys advances in Locke scholarship since publication of the second edition. In the introduction, Dr Laslett shows that the Two Treatises were not a rationalisation of the events of 1688 but rather a call for a revolution yet to come.

A letter concerning toleration
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Locke, John

A letter concerning toleration / John Locke ; edited and introduced by James H. Tully.

Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c1983.

HPC classics series

Abstract: John Locke's subtle and influential defense of religious toleration as argued in his seminal Letter Concerning Toleration (1685) appears in this edition as introduced by one of our most distinguished political theorists and historians of political thought. James H. Tully is the Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy at the University of Victoria.

Second treatise of government
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Locke, John, (1632-1704.)

Second treatise of government / John Locke ; edited with an introd. by C. B. Macpherson.

1st ed.

Indianapolis, Ind. : Hackett Pub. Co., c1980.