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ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

by LOCKE, John

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1753. LOCKE, John. AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. In Four Books. London, S. Birt et al., 1753. Octavo. Two volumes. xxx,372; xiv,340[28]pp. Fourteenth edition, complete in two volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Vertue after Kneller, detached and torn at edges. Portions of flyleaves torn off; a few pages toned but on the whole clean within. Early speckled calf, raised bands to spine. Scuffed and worn at extremities; small losses to spine ends.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is one of John Locke's two most famous works, the other being his Second Treatise on Civil Government. First appearing in 1690, the essay concerns the foundation of human knowledge and 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.

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Title
ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
Author
LOCKE, John
Book condition
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Date published
1753
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edges
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