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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING by John Locke, Gent.1828

£85.50

AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING by John Locke, Gent.1828

For such a very old book, 1828, this is in good condition commensurate with age, shelf life, reading etc. The leather spine has rotted away to only leave fragments and in doing so has broken away from the marbled back and front boards. Once, inside the book, apart from browning and spotting the stitches are tight and holding the pages. Gifted message in ink dated Christmas 1938. Previous sellers pencil price and marks inside cover.

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John LOCKE (1632 - 1704) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 (although dated 1690) with the printed title An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate (tabula rasa, although he did not use those actual words) filled later through experience. The essay was one of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, and influenced many enlightenment philosophers, such as David Hume and George Berkeley.

SKU AR.AM812 297

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