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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]