An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

This philosophical work explores the concept of human understanding, proposing that all knowledge is derived from experience. The author argues against innate ideas, suggesting instead that the mind is a blank slate at birth, filled over time through sensory and reflective experiences. The book covers a wide range of topics, including language, memory, identity, and the limits of human knowledge, and is considered a foundational text in empiricism.

The 771st greatest book of all time


Published
1689
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
400-500
Words
168,000
Original Language
English

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