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LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book II]

Locke published An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1689. In Book II of the treatise, Locke argues that all knowledge is derived from sensation and reflection. This type of epistemology is known as empiricism. Continue reading LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book II]

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LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book III, Ch. 1-3, 9-11]

Book III
• Chapter 1 – Of Words or Language in General
• God fashioned man for a sociable animal. Language is the instrument and common tie of society.
• Men used articulate sounds to represent internal conceptions that could be conveyed to one another. Continue reading LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book III, Ch. 1-3, 9-11]

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 13-19

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 13-19

  • Chapter 13 – Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealth
    • Though the legislative power is the supreme power in a commonwealth, if the legislative act is contrary to the trust reposed in the legislature by the people to act according to the best interests of the society, then the power devolves into the hands of the people again, and the people can place it anew where they think best for their safety and security. Continue reading LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 13-19

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 6-12

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 6-12

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 1-5

LOCKE: Concerning Civil Government [Second Essay] Ch. 1-5