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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Volume 1) (Paperback): John Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Volume 1) (Paperback): John Locke

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1813. Excerpt: ... Secondly, Because observing the faculties of the mind, how they operate about simple ideas, which are usually, in most men's minds, much more clear, precise, and distinct than complex ones, we may the better examine and learn how the mind abstracts, denominates, compares and exercises its other operations about those which are complex, wherein we are much more liable to mistake. Thirdly, Because these very operations of the mind about ideas, received from sensation, are themselves, when reflected on, another set of ideas, derived from that other source of our knowledge which I call reflection, and therefore fit to be considered in this place after the simple ideas of sensation. Of compounding, comparing, abstracting, &c. I have but just spoken, having occasion to treat of them more at large in other places. 15. These are the beginnings of human knowledge. And thus I have given a short, and, I think, true history of the first beginnings of human knowledge, whence the mind has its first objects, and by what steps it makes its progress to the laying in and storing up those ideas, out of which is to be framed all the knowledge it is capable of; wherein I must appeal to experience and observation, whether I am in the right: the best way to come to truth, being to examine things as really they are, and not to conclude they are, as we fancy of ourselves, or have been taught by others to imagine. 16. Afxfieal to experience. To deal truly, this is the only way that I can discover, whereby the ideas of things are brought into the understanding: if other men have either innate ideas, or infused principles, they have reason to enjoy them; and if they are sure of it, it is impossible for others to deny them the privilege that they have above their neighbors. I can speak but of what...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Locke
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91478-2
Barcode: 9781150914782
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91478-5

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