Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | June 11, 2003

byJohn Dunn

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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 messagehas 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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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 messagehas been curiously misunderstood. In this bo...

John Dunn is a Fellow of King's College and Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Political Thought of John Locke, Western Political Theory in the Face of the Future, Modern Revolutions, and The History of Political Theory, and the editor of Democracy: The Unfinished Journey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.33 inPublished:June 11, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803948

ISBN - 13:9780192803948

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Preface1. Life2. The politics of trust3. Knowledge, belief and faithConclusionNote on sourcesFurther reading

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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