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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

by Locke, John

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Volume 1 only. Printed for J. Churchill and Samuel Manship, London. 1716. Seventh edition, with large additions.. Hardback.. Black and White frontis. From the library of MP Denis Healey, and signed by him at Balliol in 1939. Bound in leather. VG- (interior clean and tight; hinges very weak, covers worn).


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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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