Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides)

Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides)

By: Bill Uzgalis (author)Paperback

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Continuum's "Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. John Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding" is a classic text, which laid out the basic principles of the Empiricism that was to characterise British Philosophy for centuries to come. This is a hugely important and exciting, yet challenging, piece of philosophical writing. In "Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding: A Reader's Guide", Bill Uzgalis explains the philosophical background against which the book was written and the key themes inherent in the text. The book then guides the reader to a clear understanding of the text as a whole, before exploring the reception and influence of this classic philosophical work. This is the ideal companion to study of this most influential and challenging of texts.

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About Author

Bill Uzgalis is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon State University. He holds a Philosophy PhD from Stanford. He is the author of numerous articles on Locke, including the Locke entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


1. Context; 2. Overview of Themes; 3. Reading the Text; 4. Reception and Influence; 5. Notes for further reading.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780826490339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780826490339
  • weight: 195
  • ISBN10: 0826490336

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